Oh Tenderhearted, O Kindhearted,
you who have spared us from eternal servitude,
by torturing and killing your only child,
we know what you can do.
"Sometimes the heart breaks. Sometimes
it is not held hostage. The red world
where cells prepare for the unexpected
splays open at the window's ledge."
— Mark Doty
"It is hard to want a thing you know will hurt another,
yet the heart persists, doesn't it, with its dark urges, liquid wish?"
— J. D. McClatchy