Volume Two

Your Organs are Resplendent

by Rachel Morgandale

Your organs are resplendent.

If I could peel open your skin

And peer inside, I’m sure

The scene would cheer my heart.


Every shade of red and pink,

Even some purple gray

All glistening with the

Moisture of human life


Then I could truly say

I love every part of you--

The spongy seat of thought

Cradled in your round skull.


I’d need a week at least

To memorize your innards,

Lovingly trace that pumping muscle,

Those lungs, that spleen, liver, kidneys


But, having given up med school

I fear my love would kill you.

Luckily though, your outside will do

So why don’t you unbutton your shirt?








Last Updated: 4/12/12