Small Heart; Big Deal
Sometimes, size matters. It seems sensible,
big things are to do big jobs. But not always.
Our most important parts are brains, hearts, lungs, livers, and stomachs.
In that order. Everything matters but size.
The most impressive of these is the heart.
Small, weighing less than a pound, it does gargantuan work.
Pounding up to 25 quarts of blood each minute every day at 70 beats a minute,
one-hundred thousand times per day. Three billion in a lifetime.
The size of my fist, our hearts, yours, and mine,
have been heralded through history, physically and emotionally.
Look both ways in chambers and valves.
Feel and hear as the beat goes on. Mind the gaps on the EKG.