My Janus Heart

This Tuesday’s Petite Pen took first prize in an AllPoetry brevity contest, so I thought I’d re-share it today. The piece takes a close look at a the yin and yang of parenthood. If you feel inspired by the image join me in penning 30 words or less to the painting.

Happy Tuesday!

Night Guest by Massimiliano Ligabue

My Janus Heart

She shadows me.
A forest reflection
birthed in natural light.
She is disbelief.
Fake shrubs,
fading greenery
in the waxy twilight.
Cushions apart:
My mirror
My daughter
My Janus heart

© 2022 | K.Hartless


  1. An amazing write, K. I love that piece.

    Two, one
    becoming known
    into the abyss
    a flock of seagulls, flown
    tepid smiles drown
    in place of a heart of tin, and gold

    My weekly contribution. So much fun. 💜

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