My heart was so large I could fit the entire world in it
and then they told me to cut that in half
because no one can love that many
So I did.
And when my heart was half as full as before
they told me it was still too much
So I halved it again.
But it was still too much and so I cut out a few more people
and more until my heart was empty,
save for the echoes of the love I’d once had.
And when I finished, they wondered
why I had turned so cold.