Walking with Ivo,
I find a road-scuffed heart-shaped
stone with a shallow oval dent
like my heart’s fibrillating atrium*,
& as I hold it in my open palm,
my other hand grips my cane &
my breathing slowly slows down.
* a/k/a afib; 1st cardioversion 17 SEP.
(13 OCT 08, Santa Clara CA)v7