Heart Is

There at the
start, then hair,
ears, air. I saw
sound,
the slight white beat
and retreat
projected overhead.
That star theater.

The doctor said,
Those beautiful chambers.

You stirred, you
blinked. Cried. There
you were.

Here you are.

There are threats.
There is death
and flood and ash.
There is this heart.
As you start, I start.

Anne-Marie Thompson

Anne-Marie Thompson

Anne-Marie Thompson lives with her family in Upstate New York. Her book, Audiation, won the 2013 Donald Justice Award.
Anne-Marie Thompson

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Anne-Marie Thompson lives with her family in Upstate New York. Her book, Audiation, won the 2013 Donald Justice Award.