machine heart


do not trust the beating heart above you, it is full of oil
not blood and will not sustain you. mechanics made simple
and clean, what looks real is often just a clever composition
of scrap metal. though you can hear the thump know that
it is only good acoustics, and the color comes from iron oxide.
they make them in factories where the acid eats the chambers
and each one is edged with rust that will ensure infection
festers. it is stapled into your chest. and so you are pierced.
look to your wrists, where the skin is thin, for the warning.

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