Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
Or Broken Heart Syndrome
Means that there’s a broken heart
In your chest
Deranged function from
Deranged thoughts
Your heart doesn’t know
How to pump
When you breathe
Where to rest

Like a fractured sternum
You carry the stabbing pain
Jarring every step
that you take
Eventually, ECGs show
Left ventricular failure
Well.. Your heart did break

Slowly, it gives up and
Progresses to shutdown
Bringing that heaving, straining heart
To a peaceful rest
At least I know what I’m
looking forward to
I might have Takotsubo’s
broken heart
In my chest

© CM


6 thoughts on “Cardiomyopathy

  1. Madsies says:

    Lovely. Hopeful hugs to warm that heart. 🙂


  2. […] 17. Maybe I cheated a little on this one, because I write from the medical dictionary pretty often (Broken Heart Syndrome, anyone?). This prompt was still fun to write, though. And made for a terrific break from […]


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