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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

cardiac muscle keeps the status quo going


No Atmosphere but Ice in My Deep Craters
Rachel Zucker


The bulge-side oceans
quiver and lean. The days seem

long, even in winter. Run it off
trollipe, say the quadriceps,

but when calcium floods the synapse
I pulse, move, breathe.

My body has intentions
my mind can't master.

The heart has nothing to do with it.

Aloof to lipids and casual enzymes,
cardiac muscle keeps the status quo going.

--
The Bad Wife Handbook
12 or 20 questions: with Rachel Zucker

"Can human beings get close enough to one another to experience and express real empathy?"

2 comments:

jorge vicente said...

não sei. apenas sei é que ela é uma grande poetisa. e também sei que devia haver mais grandes poetisas na Literatura. Fazem falta.

um grande beijinho
jorge

A Mesa de Luz said...

Também gostei. Que eu saiba, vai em três livros. beijokas Ana

 
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