Undress Your Heart

Remove the bulletproof vest
that has been covering your heart.
Rather than protecting you,
it is the cause of pain.

Undress your heart!
You have imprisoned Love.
No wonder it aches!
Its longing is a message.

Let Love's tiny stirrings
become an explosion
that shatters Separation.
Love needs no protector.

Its ocean is your body.
Its sun melts frozen sorrow.
It sword cuts through delusion.
Its tenderness heals wounds.

Undress your heart!
Let yourself fall open
in your longing
to What ends longing.



© Dorothy Hunt
Photo courtesy of Nina Cherington


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