Little Heartbreaks

from by Roxanne Potvin

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This heart is a shrapnel bomb
The first spark can set it off
Sudden tides of emotion swell
It doesn't usually end so well

For every love I leave behind
Pebbles on the path, relics of the past
To touch with a tip of my finger
There's a little piece of me that lingers

Like the stars in a constellation
Tell their stories in weird patterns
My little heartbreaks they shine
Scattered across the night sky

Bite-sized to swallow
Sometimes I wonder how my chest's not hollow
Tiny bruises like bee stings
I've been a hive for these things

Another tear in the fabric
Another patch in the patchwork
I've become the seamstress who
Can have a drink and thread her needle too


from For Dreaming, released March 18, 2016



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Roxanne Potvin Montreal, Québec

From the bright, candy-striped grooves that lure us in at the outset to the darkling lavender hues of mélancolie that infiltrate the album like stiff spirits in our pink lemonade, she reminds us that, not only will she always carry a stash of R&B to hit us up with, but she also has a few other tricks up her sleeve. ... more

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