Bone Heart

My heart is a bone.
I chew it for an hour every day.
I heard once
that humans have muscle hearts
but I didn't believe it then
and I don't believe it now.
Heart marrow
is why I'm warm blooded
but it's inches between 
here and there.
When my heart pounds
it's a drum I beat
to tell myself
these rhythms repeat.
I woke up this morning
and checked my heart bone;
I have been grinding it
in the night
and the dentist says
I need to guard my heart's jaws
or my teeth won't grip
the next time I put it in my mouth.

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