Posts Tagged: heart

Metaphors for My Forgetful Heart


My body is a drum, its last vibration fading out. My body is a temple, serene and contemplative, all voices finally stilled. My body is a glider plane, floating on warm currents of air in the eerie, engineless quiet. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Infarct, I Did


This essay is not about love. Love doesn’t enter into it. We are talking mechanics. Four chambers, ventricles and atria. The mammalian heart, and thus, the bat heart, and thus, the human heart. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: A Brief History of a Bad Heart


She studies you, still panting with an energy that consumes the room, and whispers in a reedy voice: “They say you fucked up your heart.” ...more