How do I love thee heart? Let me count the ways.
I love the way you beat when you smell bacon. I love you
so much that I will never swallow any gum so I
won’t form a ring around you. So I can see your
beautiful veins every day. You are like my fins
on a dolphin. You are my kitty to my cat. You are
the lemon to my ade. Together, we make the best
lemonade ever. I love it how you keep my arteries
flowing with fresh blue/red blood. I love it
how you keep my veins so colour coordinated.
I shall love thee heart, through blood clots,
and popped blood vessels forever. I love you heart.

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This piece was composed during the May 14th session of the Science Creative Literacy Symposia. During this day, students were given a tour of various human organ systems, and allowed a chance to explore them with microscopes. Afterwards, students were then asked to compose an ode to an organ of their choice. Herein we present pieces concerning love or hatred for parts of the body. More pieces from this class can be seen here.