Lest My Heart Do Fox Trot Instead of Bossa Nova

Monitor That Heart — Hear the Beat

Photo by Jude Beck on Unsplash

It’s only been a week
That I’ve had the heart monitor:
Like a three-legged spider seek-
ing off-beat rhythm: arrhythmia.

“Holter monitor” it’s called.
Sounds like law enforcement —
Halt, Holter! —
Just so people can hear my heart,
Not fix it…



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Aikya Param

Aikya Param

Rev. Aikya Param is a Staff Minister at Agape Bay Area in Piedmont, California, a visual artist, and writer.