Sunday, July 3, 2011

Open Heart

I have a technique for discovering the real person.

It goes like this,

using a sharp instrument

make a 4-inch cut in the chest wall,

divide the muscles,

crack open the rib cage,

remove the heart.

Study it.

Memorize the valves and arteries

the aorta

ductus arteriosus

pulmonary vein

vena cava


oxygen-rich blood.

Maybe then you will understand

what makes it tick.

Who it loves.

Why it suddenly stops

as easily as it started.

I think I will have elective

open heart surgery

to discover the real me.