When you say, “I will give you a new heart,”
you do not mean that you will throw away
the one I already have
like a totaled car or a broken dish.
For you, new is a word
that means returning something
to its original purpose,
restoring its former glory.
Which is why you make reusable hearts,
something good of your own hand.
an up-cycle, this heart,
re-purposed into a new love,
what it was always made for.