My heart is not a muscle,
it is a flower
blooming fully to catch every drip drop of sunlight it can
to help me stay nourished and grounded.
It attracts a lot of attention
and people often try to measure its petals,
guess what genus it is,
try to deceive it by pushing me into darkness.
They clip it, scrape it, startle it,
seek to tint it with rainbows of dye,
yet it refuses to wilt.
Yes, its petals may fall.
Yes, it may close at times.
But it will always open again
in the right environment.