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Heartstring (Merriam Webster)
noun

nheart· string | \ ˈhärt-ˌstriŋ \

Definition of heartstring
1: obsolete: a nerve once believed to sustain the heart
2: the deepest emotions or affections —usually used in plural
That movie really pulls at your heartstrings.

If your heartstring is
your string heart, then
please
don’t
pull.
Pluck it with the lightest touch.
A priceless harp.
Play only one single, solemn note.

Hang by a thread (Merriam Webster)
idiom

Definition of hang by a thread

to be in a very dangerous situation or state: to be very close to death, failure, etc.
The patient’s life was hanging by a thread.

They have handed their heartstring to
another
with
careless
fingers




Camille Lewis is a writer, avid reader and self-proclaimed Plathian who lives and learns with borderline personality disorder. She can be found crossing off days on a calendar until the next instalment of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series is released. Camille resides in South West England.