Karis Choi // HEARTBEAT

The most soft sounds

Are the most frightening things.

They can hold so much

That no one notices.


But those who do notice,

Know what these soft sounds hold.

They notice that

There is a soft thumping

In their body.

The soft rhythm

Reassures our stability.


It may be soft

But it signals new life

And death.

It’s triggered by anger

And excitement.

It beats along with fearful thoughts

And nervous actions.

And most of all,

It tells truths

Not lies.


Though they are only a sound,

They mean much more than

Just a rhythmical beating.