Things to do (Heart)
Jordie Albiston

a. Find heart, and place hand upon it. b. Time
to metronome beat. c. Empty above of all
things earthly. d. Fill with compassion. e. Sleep.
f. Remove heart while comatose, and g. wrap
in secondary skin. h. Attend to uncontrolled

weeping. i. Inject with childhood whims. j.
Apply usual pressures. k. Induce another few
beats. l. Install restraints against sudden death
flights of fancy and similar feats. m. Dream the
dream of green things rising through cracks

in the heart's veneer. n. Stir slightly. o. Open
one valve. p. Put back to sleep again. q. Attach
block and tackle for (possible) messy escape.
r. Invite intelligence in. s. Stitch up anything
that gapes. t. Arrange wordly affairs in good

order, alphabetically and from one to ten. u.
Inform media of intentions. v. Alert next-of-kin.
w. Insert telegraph pole for long-distance out-
of-town friends. x. Put heart back in. y. Press
All Systems Go. z. Let your black ravens sing.

heart and raven