Whispered In The Wind

Whispered In The Wind
Just a fairy blowing in the wind, singing tales to the west wind

Monday, June 10, 2013

Body Systems

I thought by now, I would have found the chart in a textbook
right and left atrium
left and right ventricle
blood flows in the heart from the vena cava to the right atrium
storyboarded out
Girl grows up--->Girl learns stuff-->Girl figures out heart-->heart beats independently of nervous system and pericardium always protects, anchors and covers the heart
But apparently emotions don't stick to body systems
and physiology has not been the answer to all my heart palpitations
It's not like I'm in love, It's not like I've ever been in love
and I don't write poems about particular guys
And least not ones I show
It's just maybe sometimes blood doesn't flow through my heart like it's supposed to
It rushes to my ears, plays at my finger tips
heart hijacks nervous system, sends messages to brain
Muse over this
Re-evaluate this
translate that
And my brain, my poor little brain
which wants nothing more than to be a sensible, intelligent creature can't deal with my heart
her bold assertions, cardiac cycle of contractions, oxygenated/deoxygenated blood
and simply sits split between its four cerebrum lobes
hoping for higher functioning, sitting like a useless flower pot
swaying from right side to left side to heart
Or maybe, maybe this has nothing to do with hearts, because hearts don't control your emotions
maybe this poem is more about hormones
I don't know, I'm confused
Physiology textbooks really aren't all that great at explaining hearts
but maybe it's just that I haven't found the right chart yet, maybe the explanation is in the index
maybe they forget to write this all in
I'm just not finding any answers
Where's the footnote, where's the paragraph on why
emotions don't stick to body systems?

"I want warm summer nights, to lie in a hammock, staring at the stars, telling you stories. "

"I want warm summer nights, to lie in a hammock, staring at the stars, telling you stories. "
"When asked not to make waves, I just smiled and said, don't worry this is just a ripple"