Share This Poem: “After having heart surgery, I ask my new love,” by Kelsey Ann Kerr.

Call me a Hindu god; my heart feels less now …”

BROAD STREET presents a new poem by Kelsey Ann Kerr in keeping with our seasonal “Small Things, Partial Cures” theme. You can print out the broadside by downloading it at home, or scroll down to read in larger format. Be sure to visit us at broadstreetonline.org for more features.

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After having heart surgery, I ask my new love

to unzip my sternum’s wound

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