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ISSUE:  Summer 2002

His heart
turned a sleeping dog her heart
seemed to be bleeding and yet they were drawn to one another


someone heard
a voice speaking in his chest
she thought she felt someone trapped in her heart his heart

was burned
he left a sooty smudge on everything
he touched her heart raged it raced here and there someone’s

heart swelled
a river tearing at its banks her heart
locked tight a room full of velvety furniture her heart gave

a slippery thrash
his heart said foment pronounce
propound her heart said expand include elapse the auricles

and ventricles
the radio playing a love song
the snug heart bunched a clump of rope she felt her heart

about to open
and release something it cramped
it broke they kept on trying they couldn’t help themselves.


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