The Heart Unfolding

by Kevin T McEneaney

Valentine’s Day brims with mythology,

whether Valentine or aggrieved Hamlet

(as well as Romeo and Juliet)

plus, billions of lovers in history,

sketching lines of unknown chronology

within their partisan community,

whispering deep commitment, defying

all, while fiercely noodling and canoodling

like lovers Heloise and Abelard,

and many the impoverished local bard

penning poems, letters of exultant love,

which begin with sudden, impulsive kiss

when passion bursts like a trumpet above

announcing ecstatic, heavenly bliss!