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
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.