Falling in love- not for the faint-hearted – even from afar 
Leaves you exposed – even from afar

The shield of your heart, laid on the floor
Vulnerable heart on show – even from afar

Trust is such a risk but risk it we must
Any harm looks harmless – even from afar

Nurtured, the heart swells, pierced, it shrivells
Its bleeding can be seen – even from afar

When broken it still lives beating it’s beats
Our hearts sacrificed in love – even from afar

©Vivian Zems


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Micropoetry Month 22/30

The repeating end word and rhyming word of each couplet define the cadence of the ghazal and directs its mood.