Monday, October 13, 2008


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

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