Ode to my Heartbeat

 

 

How do

 

             you

           

             beat, ongoing

           beat, as time

 

                        frays around you

 

withered      and

                       

                                    shaken

ache of aortic

                                                            shiver, how do

 

you know

                                   

                        the pace of

 

            a lover’s gaze

 

                                  the quick of

 

temptation or

                                                            the clock’s reverie

 

how do you

                        persist, when

 

 

stacked          

the odds

 

against you                 the most haunting hum

 

                        how do you stay?


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