what is this heartbeat of yours?
there is a gender to it.
gender is a politically correct word
that means nothing.

there is a sex.

there is a sex to your heartbeat. 
there is a flutter to the way it rises,
like unfurling wings,
and to the way it lifts,
and to the way it flies.

there is a...
a texture,
a color,
a shape to the way it collapses,
and to the way it shivers,
and to the way it falls.

and to you,
there is a kindling of being,
and of life,
and of immortality.

and i want to sit here
in the mist of this sex,
this way,
this you,
and become immortal too.