I need you to make a clean incision
along your left medial chest wall
*
remove the throbbing,
bloody heart from your chest
and I will remove my own
*
then we’ll exchange them,
for tonight
*
I will keep all the aching sorrow
your heart holds
I will feel your pain,
sit with your heartbreak,
honor your empathy
*
And you can feel, for a few hours,
all the love my heart holds for you
*
*
-transplant, for Chesa

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