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"If My Heart Could Talk to My Head"

© By Matt Elmore

The poet's poem was chosen among eight poems out of 24 entries in ILA Magazine's 'Heart Challenge' offered July 18 - 21st, 2023: "Your heart has just scheduled a meeting with you. What's on your heart's agenda that needs to be discussed." Poets were required to write a poem as if in deep conversation with their heart, and also required, to apply at least one of the vocabulary words (from a previous post), inserted into their poem


hello head...this is your heart I know you are always so busy but listen up... you're killing me! Not like killing me as in you're so funny...haha though I do like your grumpa imitation no, you're killing me... how you ask? you never even listen to me even when I jerked your arm and poked you under your shoulder blade you still tried to walk me off with a guffaw but you can't walk off stupid...! so I gotta tell you... stop with the potato chips and putting salt on your pizza what are you thinking?! geez !!! why don't you try jumping rope sometime or going for a nice walk instead? keep hooking up with losers they look good and seem so nice I love when I feel another heart beating but now I finally realize it's not trying to synchronize with my rhythm It's actually knocking on this cage door looking to break me like a weak penny jar when I am foolish enough to let it in and ring my bell with traumatic tintinnabulation I'm telling're killing me! I know this is too much for you at once so I will put it in terms you will understand... if you don't cut it out with the heartbreak the greasy food and no exercise I am quitting this job and getting much better employment with much better winsome benefits at the garage airing up tires...

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