The heart is a curious thing.
Two people view the most vital organ
in two very different ways. One, a surgeon
obsessed with the vein filled, blood pumping
organ. The second, an artist filled with the
most colorful insight to the human life-
line. Together, they teach each other
a little more about the heart and
how to truly understand a
complex part of a person
Two people, one
view. And so
Hearts are the most interesting part
of the human body, or so the surgeon thinks.
How the heart can continue with
the blood circulation and constant
pounding is a mystery to him.
The intricate valves and veins,
shaped and molded into a perfect
mass of life support.
His years of school have kept him
From seeing what really could be
In the human heart,
Besides the valves and veins.
The heart is meant for life, not
For much else according to him.
His job requires massive obsession with this lifeline.
He is the one who keeps the life flowing when
it threatens to stop.
The one who keeps the heart pumping for
years to come.
The one who makes sure the ventricles keep
up their intricately difficult work.
That they keep blood circulating in constant motion.
His years of school combined with years of work,
Have shown him the detailed and real heart, but
Not the one really within us.
The true lifeline that supplies us with
Not only blood, but an understanding.
The artist spends her time in a tiny studio,
Holed up as she depicts her view of the human heart,
The general heart drawn on her notebooks in her school years.
The heart everyone draws when they are not thinking, the heart
That shows someone how much you care about them.
Colors mix together as her brush strokes the canvas,
Oranges and reds, pinks and purples, yellows and blues.
Stroke after stroke she paints the well known heart in different ways.
She does not understand the lifeline like the surgeon, she understands
The lifeline as a way to make a living.
Smiling she feels she understands the heart.
Feels she has drawn a deep connection with it.
She senses the heart as a different sort of living,
Not a living human, but as a way of making a living.
Her creativity on paper blockades her from seeing the true heart.
The one really within us.
The one that supplies us with
Not only money, but an understanding.
The artist and the surgeon,
An odd pair at the least, but
Each brings a special part of understanding
To the other.
The artist learns the physical job of the heart and
This helps her with her paintings.
The surgeon learns the creative job of the heart and
This helps him with his career.
Together they forge an understanding.
Together they know the heart is not just
For money and for life, but for something else.
Together they learn the heart is the basin of all emotion.
The artist conveys this understanding in her colorful paintings,
She sells more than she ever has before.
The surgeon conveys this in his difficult job,
He connects with his patients more than he ever has before.
Forge together to form
The most basic understanding of
The human heart.
A/N: So we have a literary magazine at school and this is one thing I'm submitting. This, The Girl and the Doll, and All I Have Left. If you think of something else I should by Friday PM me. Or leave it in the reviews. Mind you I wrote this particular thing in about twenty minutes. So it's not great, but oh well. The beginning thing should look like a heart so if it doesnt, imagine to "And so we go" as a big wordy heart. Ummmm yep, please R&R thanks!