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The Heart, 1957
by Rheana Rafferty


Morning distribution
Retrieving, pumping, merge
98 degrees
Temperature rises
Late afternoon

Fever
Valves regulate
Chamber rich
Suspended, dissolved
Counted readily at the wrist

Exchange, carry left-right
Harmful products, contained germs,
Relatively,
Body defense
Clotting fluid

Transport
70-75 times per minute
Thin-walled contractions, pulsation
Blood occurs progressively smaller
Starting the process over again