I had a poem published in Aberration Labyrinth. I wrote “Arrhythmia” in 2011 when I was felt really depleted. I was recovering from some adrenal fatigue and had made a lot of changes in my life concerning my energy output. I was also reflecting upon my stillbirth from 2001; she had died from a hole in her heart. The poem focuses on my desire to continue to move forward.
My heart wakes immodestly
Because it has stopped suddenly.
In between dreams
It grows wings
And slouches forth from a sudden plateau
Like a sick starling
Whose arrhythmia is the scream of love.