Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE HEART, by JAMES GALVIN

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First Line: A stumblebum in scree
Last Line: With his throat cut
Subject(s): Butterflies; Hummingbirds; Insects; Bugs

A stumblebum in scree.

A hummingbird with internal bleeding.

A desert windmill churning out
Its painful water,
Gurgling like, like, like.

This must be the pursuit of happiness,
Which is no one's right.

A game the heart plays hurting.

A butterfly with sore feet.

The windowstunned bird willing
To batter itself further
For its birthright the air.

Someone reciting an original poem
With his throat cut.

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