when your heart breaks
do not try to hold it together
with scotch tape 
and call it strength
with white glue
and call it impenetrable
do not hang it from a string 
and say to yourself
hang in there

let it fall
let it shatter
the pieces will scatter
some lost forever


when time has worked her magic
and you have felt the jagged edge
of every bit that is left,
new pieces emerge to fill the gaps
and they all bond together again
in a way you never thought possible
impossible if you tried to hold your heart together
as it was before

so when your heart breaks
let it