Poem | “The Telltale Heart”

Lissywrites/ July 13, 2020/ Original Work, Poems/ 0 comments

Originally published (April 27, 2016) in The Highlander.


Clot, clot, clot,
The heart,
The artery,
The left and the right,
Stuff the trunks and the arches,
Cave in the vena cava,
Slip into the segment where the secrets are,
Where the paling pulmonary:
Beats, beats, beats.
Batter the beating heart until it bleeds,
Bleeds out the secrets and the tales,
Hidden deep, deep down in the apex,
Echoing in the atrium.
Pump, pump pump,
Pump out the secrets,
Buried in the telltale heart.

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About lissywrites

As an avid writer and poet, Alyssa Hubbard explores the earthly and spectral talismans that carry us from life to death and back again through her work. As the darkness within makes its way from pen to paper, she finds room for more joyous activities, such as sampling new ice cream flavors, singing in public, and geeking out over the latest anime. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English, works in Digital Marketing, and has been writing (professionally) for 8 years. Her work has been featured in literary journals and magazines such as Adanna, The Coffin Bell, and many others.

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