Ode To The Reckless

Because he didn't believe
you could love too much,
or love the wrong way,

and because the right words have
always been the hardest
to bring out,

he sat at the back window
of her soul swinging
the heaviest piece of

heartwood he had,
shattering glass and the heart
of a poor sweet

painful girl, holding ajar a
perfectly unlocked open door--
all for the sake of

telling her a story so
amazing, so endearing,
so unbelievably good

she would think it was true.