My Heart Still Looks Like This

November 21st, 2009

On my way to have drinks tonight with a friend whose significant other left her flat, I wondered why our hearts just keep splitting open like green wood even though we’re supposedly dry tinder now. For my own part, even though I have recently had a bone density test, EKG, shingles vaccine, pneumonia shot, flu shot, colonoscopy and long-term care insurance discussions, I am still the same 16 year old girl who lay awake every night with my heart pounding over the possibility of love standing underneath my bedroom window wearing a khaki windbreaker and a scar on the side of his face. And I hope I always will be.

5 Responses to “My Heart Still Looks Like This”

  1. anna maria says:

    Very sweet!
    I no longer feel like that, but I don't miss it at all. I figure I used up my quota of love and realationships
    Great photo, by the way.

  2. seastararts says:

    so….. it's ok at an let's say an advanced age to be wanting that love standing below the window with the right song surrounding your ears and the feel of hope in your heart? I'd almost given up. Thank you Nikki…xo

  3. Deb says:

    I'm with you on this one….my heart and soul are still so young and full of dreams and desires. And I pray they always will be. It's when I look in the mirror I'm reminded of the reality of my age and then the struggle sets in……….

  4. Anonymous says:

    you will be. this much i know. c

  5. Di Mackey says:

    Jesus you're brave. I'm too scared to have any of those tests!

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