heartbeat

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heartbeat 
one, two
resting
it's important I count them 
and if I can time it  
then I feel yours too

listen to a
heartbeat 
three, four
whatever became of you? 
did it empty that moment
arrhythmic  
lapse with the second hand
revolution in one breathe 
loss skipping next

I take in each heartbeat
claim internal swell 
shame leeching 
at the point of dilation
writing itself into the rhythm
hitting at it 
hers was an acting out 
mine a never acting
soon every second is seizure
either way you play

heartbeat 
five, six 
all the way to 100
this time will be different 
checking pulse 
steady 

Is artery tunnel? 
as I take in each pump
deeper exploration 
and did you know you share a heartbeat 
with those you tunnel dwell with? 
sleep next to in soft heat 
we share one heartbeat 
we rise and we fall