Hold me tighter so I can feel your pulse

how frustrating this vulnerability, like that of a small child

still wondering if I will fall

Life is cruel and harsh

where do I take my heart

to keep it tender

Why should I say in this day

there is glory to come

when the light hurts my eyes

And the sound of mortars

make me tremble

like a chained dog

But let me feel your heart beating

within your arms of earth

and I will feel held

Ā© Tammy Mezera 2015