• Nance Harding

The Heart of the Matter


Deep within are buried

the unmentionables where

kept under lock and key

they blend and defend . . .


The Heart of the Matter.


It takes a lifetime or

is it a series of lifetimes

to find the lock that fits the key

that opens the secret door to . . .


The Heart of the Matter.


Like an archaeological dig

layers of earth cover and then reveal

old memories built one upon another.

Handled with great care they lead to . . .


The Heart of the Matter.


Then like ancient artifacts valued now

but not then, the unmentionables are

placed behind a door locked with the key.

To keep them safe from . . .


The Heart of the Matter.



Nancy A. Harding, MAHS-LPC

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