A reminder of the immense strength within her breast
it remained a sign of desperation and a warning — this RESILIENCE.
In its silent but energetic whisper it speaks of distortion
as do the block letters which appear scratched in weak black ink over her heart,
Showing those willing to know, that after the thousandth attempt to love
she discovered it was time to keep it to herself,
To forgo the quest proven tragic by Romeo and Juliet,
To pick the scabs off her injured psyche and let its newborn layer heal
So tough it can never be harmed again.
She’s learned enough RESILIENCE to wear the badge heart-side, and
To wear it brazen while marching into a future bound to best the past.