Lila Cutter '15
What an average-sized American heart.
What an upside-down pear heart.
The aorta is the largest artery in the human
it distributes blood from the destination heart.
With ear pressed to chest and silence in a room
the steady double thud can be heard from the heart.
Capacity for sympathy; center of emotion; hollow
pump-like organ: Britannica definition of “heart”.
Be a surgeon, cut open the chest (pass
the scalpel) through the flesh, arrive at heart.
Dilemma, dilemma—Lila, you don’t know much
about functions. Of the matter, this is the heart.