Hammocky Heart


You could rock to sleep

against my mitral valve

in and out with the freshened blood

and your cheek against

the smooth meniscus of my

left atrium

or tangle among the strings I keep

in the ventricle.

Hammocky heart that swings

pendulum to my moods and desires

all muscle and strong enough

for two, or more if they need the refuge

and can take their places

right atrium, tricuspid valve,

bedding down against the ventricular septum.



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