Poem: I Don’t Recognize Her Heartbeat Anymore

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My latest five-line poem, morbidly inspired by the Ebola book I finished yesterday. And memories, of course.

I Don’t Recognize Her Heartbeat Anymore

my blood, dried, coursed as coarse sandpaper
through veins in a vain attempt to get back to you,
a heartbeat I don’t even recognize anymore;
its song plays for someone else’s ear now,
and the blood coagulates into memory bricks.

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