Prayer for Healing Arrythmia

Pray while waiting
at the airport

under a defibrillator
in glass adorned

with the image of a heart
gashed by white lightning

like saint iconography,
glass-sheathed

intercession
for cardio patients

whose hearts will fly
ahead of scheduled flights.

Yes, beaten gold
sinoatrial butterfly

piezoelectric
bird of fibrillation

quivers phrygian
and mixolydian,

the broken music
of tachycardia

cured in joules. Atrial flutter
is not always dangerous

yet all cardiac seas shiver
in the last minute of life.

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