When something happens,
Like a death, or a break up, or a failure
It often feels like your heart is hit by a hammer.
Molten steel against raw flesh, cold ice against roasting, pulsating veins.
It is not easy, being hit by the heart hammer.
In fact, it is very, very hard.
The heart hammer takes no prisoners. No mercy.
Just that incessant pounding, where your throat feels like it's being ripped ragged
Your stomach falls to the bottom of your shoes
And your heart squeezes so tightly into itself to stop the hurting that
It just hurts more.
If you ever wield the heart hammer,
Do not take it lightly.
For though it is an easy swing,
Can be devastating.