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The Heart, 1974
by Rheana Rafferty


The normal direction of currents
Prolonged into a conical pouch,
Thickest at its base, bulges regurgitation
Through trunks of the nutrient vessels
The organ being free in the rest of its extent

Slit-like, guarded
Muscular pouch
Altogether wanting,
Being sufficient
To admit the ends of four fingers

Depressions in the walls
Quadrangular cavity,
Orifice lunated, crescentic,
Upward and forward
Downward rather than backward

Constriction nipple prevalent, breadth transverse,
Closed extremity occasionally double
Dentated edge to the tip
Incision, minute aperture
Substance of the heart

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