i forgot to clear the clothesline
before this rain moved in.
i can see it from the kitchen window
neglected and whipping in the wind,
it used to be pulled taut and tight
but now the line’s just sad
and sagging.
we’ve both seen better days.
i hung my heart out to dry

while the sun was still shining.
i thought for sure that blood and tears
would evaporate.
i put my heart up wet
with the weight of lost love
and hefty good intentions.
i put my heart up wet

cause it’s often proved too big
and things tend to shrink up
when they’re hung out to dry.