Poetry ~ Hearts of Steel

she hung her heart on the coat rack 
vowing never to wear it again
it did not protect her from the elements
in fact, it left her feeling exposed
she decided to treat herself
to the latest in heart fashion: steel
strong, impenetrable,
and highly recommended
by the fashion gurus
of the Broken Heart Society
it was no longer fashionable to
wear your heart on your sleeve
the fall fashion trend required
full body coverage
it was all the rage
"hearts of steel"