All the emotions of my heart
broken, fleeting, hopeful, sad
loving, happy, waiting, jilted,
deceitful, sentimental, hidden
sent to you in poems
is not really coming from the heart
but from the limbic system in the brain
where emotions are translated into
little electrical impulses
on the soul's hard drive.
So why do I feel much more in love
saying that my heart yearns for you
rather than offering electrical stimuli
pulsing somewhere in the outer cortex?