The Closer the Heart


The closer the heart

the deeper bitter words cut

in anger’s fury.


Hands fold and eyes glaze

under pressure from anguish

when a young heart hurts.


I feel the burn here,

feel the damage near, hard in

my serenity.


Malek Montag

13th April 2017


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About malekmontag

I am a writer and a wage-slave, and proud father of George Giraffe. I live in the UK, but I exist everywhere. My first stories were published this year (2016) in Short Stories and Tall Tales (Atla Publishing). Follow me on Twitter @Malek_Montag15. My Work is also available on
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