The piece was originally titled, having been written around a particular concept. After finishing it, I decided to leave the piece open to interpretation.

I would love your thoughts and curious how many will come up with the concept (a single word) in my head when writing.

So often unused.
Too often forgotten.
Mostly lacking
When allowed to break

A simple key
Able to close off minds
To shackle possibilities,
bind a heart.

A powerful tool.
Able to destroy bonds
To create tension
Cost us happiness

A strong cornerstone
Able to crumble connections
To ruin lives
End what matters.

So often unused.
Too often forgotten.
Mostly lacking
When we practice it

A simple key
Able to open minds
To unlock possibilities,
Free the heart

A powerful tool.
Able to strength bonds
To resolve conflict,
Bring us peace.

A strong cornerstone
Able to grow a relationship
To create futures,
Secure one’s love.