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Monday, February 08, 2010

What about little microphones? 
What if everyone swallowed them, and they 
played the sounds of our hearts 
through little speakers, 
which could be in the pouches of our overalls? 
When you skateboarded down the street at night
 you could hear everyone’s heartbeat, 
and they could hear yours, sort of like sonar. 
One weird thing is, 
I wonder if everyone’s hearts 
would start to beat at the same time,
 like how women who live together 
have their menstrual periods at the same time,
 which I know about, 
but don’t really want to know about. 
That would be so weird, 
except that the place in the hospital 
where babies are born 
would sound like
 a crystal chandelier in a houseboat, 
because the babies wouldn’t have had time
 to match up their heartbeats yet. 
And at the finish line 
at the end of the 
New York City Marathon 
it would sound like war.

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