April 5, 2016: An Open Letter to my Heart

Dear Heart,

Why can I still feel you
beat heavily inside me
when we both know
he broke you
without repair?

How am I still alive?
You are a vessel, an anatomic
essential to my health, 
who continuously enlighten
my loved ones after
I left. 

I ask you, did you
know that our asses shaped
the ideal of Valentine's Day
all thanks to you?

Love is how I am
to go on living. 
Love is why I have you. 


Written by Amanda B Hansen
2016 April 5

Amanda Hansen

Amanda B Hansen is a writer & poet who currently resides in Omaha, NE. 
She is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She holds a Bachelor's in General Studies. Her certifications include English, Music, & Creative Writing. 

Amanda currently splits her time being a full-time Customer Service Adviser at her local Walgreen's, and being an Editor/Social Media/Writing Contributor for Fine Lines Journal in Omaha.