harden my broken heart, please, Beloved
not against you I am openopenopen evermore
I have no enemies nor none to hate
openopenopen transparent like glass they step
on my heart glass it shatters again ow shards
pierce through me all over it takes time for each
clear piece to work its way to the surface
I need a
harder heart then glass how do the bodhisattvas do it I
don't know, oh, Beloved, yet I want to remain
openopenopen even if glass is the only heart I have
I pull the shard from my bleeding chest and back and
this is not a job for sewing or ribbon or lace my
friend gave me tape with a spine printed on it I tape
my heart with boneshards it doesn't matter anyhow no matter
how I wail and tear my clothes it is all longing

for you, Beloved

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Hard"en (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hardened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Hardening (?).] [OE. hardnen, hardenen.]


To make hard or harder; to make firm or compact; to indurate; as, to harden clay or iron.


To accustom by labor or suffering to endure with constancy; to strengthen; to stiffen; to inure; also, to confirm in wickedness or shame; to make unimpressionable.

"Harden not your heart."

Ps. xcv. 8.

I would harden myself in sorrow. Job vi. 10.


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Hard"en, v. i.


To become hard or harder; to acquire solidity, or more compactness; as, mortar hardens by drying.

The deliberate judgment of those who knew him [A. Lincoln] has hardened into tradition. The Century.


To become confirmed or strengthened, in either a good or a bad sense.

They, hardened more by what might most reclaim. Milton.


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