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Green Heart - Alice Hoffman

"I had one place left, a circle above my heart.

I used the needle that felt like ice. It was the sharpest of them all.

I was making a different kind of heart, one that was black, one that was protected by thorns, by bats, by raven's wings, by sorrow, by my aloneness, my armor."