August MacGregor

Celebrating Sensuality. Intended for mature audiences, 18 and over

There Was a Heart


heart on fence, by Anders Peter Photography (Flickr, Creative Commons)

Anders Peter Photography (Flickr, Creative Commons)

There was a heart,
a fragile heart,
that was very well guarded
by a cage of ribs and
a wall of muscle and
an even stronger wall
of refusals to share even
a whisper of the heart inside.

There was another heart,
still a fragile heart,
that wasn’t as well guarded,
which had a cage and walls,
but whispered and spoke of itself.

The two hearts met
and nothing happened
for many, many days.

The speaking heart was patient and
respectful of the well-walled heart,
asked it questions now and then,
but mostly the speaking heart
shared its thoughts and dreams, and
sometimes simply sat next to the
well-walled heart and hummed.

Over time, the first ring of defense
began to lighten, and the
well-walled heart whispered some wishes,
finding that the speaking heart
was also a good listening heart.

Slowly, slowly, slowly,
the whispers grew, flourished, strengthened,
as a tree nurtured in sunshine.

Now the hearts walk together,
speaking of things inside of them,
wanting to not only to share,
but to hear what the other one has to say.


The photo above is used under the non-commercial Creative Commons license. Click on image to jump to photographer’s Flickr page.


Author: augustmacgregor

I'm a writer of erotica and romantic fiction.

17 thoughts on “There Was a Heart

  1. Ah, what is love without time, nurturing and patience πŸ™‚ Beautiful!!!

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  2. A thoughful and worthy walk, Gus. Romance is alive and well here, I’d say.

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  3. beautiful…..thank you

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  4. I’m just amazed at how you mix cute, sexy and tender.

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    • You humble me — thank you for saying that. These poems are mirrors to my mood at the time of writing. Sometimes, I try to tap into sadness and longing, and other times I try to be more frisky. And it’s wonderful when one clicks with a reader. Thank you, Jayne πŸ™‚


  5. I love this. It spoke to me. There are times when I feel like both of these hearts, but more the walled up one.

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