25 September, 2012

A Hard Heart

Hearts are made of squishy muscle
that gains momentum, but loses speed.

It keeps metronomed rhythm,
squishing blood back and forth to fortify.

Hearts sometimes get hard, and spikey,
ventricles covered with barnacled memories.

They get tired, and ooze black blood,
itself sticking to the sides of veins, weakening.

Hearts are made of beautiful sinews
which needs protection and care and song.

Its muscled memory, thick with barnacles,
cries out, creating dreams and dizzy spells.

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