window + heart + sympathy

water drops gather on the window, spilling down, forming countless shapes.   condensation forms inside, sympathy heart traced in, matching the shapes.   the window's open, now, and the glass clears. the heart fades, looks half-broken.

heart + petals + artificial

heart beats slower, drum tapering to the rhythm: petals being plucked.   one dozen flowers in a vase, artificial, a worn-out symbol.   tiny petal shreds, a guessing game played and the answer: to be told.