Thursday, September 23, 2010

Heartbeat Drumbeat

author's note:

ā€œ...inside human beings
 is where God learns.ā€
      --  Rainer Maria Rilke


I drum
and feel
foolishly proud
when the boom boom
becomes a rose
that fills the room--

I believe my hot blood
reddens the rose.

But if I really listen
I will hear how
the gift of the rose
is the gift of a heartbeat
only on loan to me--

that heartbeat drums me.

© 2010, Michael R. Patton
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