Beat, beat

Beat, beat
I hear your heart
Beat, beat
simply by putting my ear
Beat, beat
to your chest.
Beat, beat
But can I hear
Beat, beat
the secrets that you hold
Beat, beat
deep in the depths
Beat, beat
of your beating heart?
Beat, beat
Can I hear your tales
Beat, beat
of heartache and sorrows?
Beat, beat
Can I hear the love
Beat, beat
that you hold for life?
Beat, beat
No. I can only hear
Beat, beat
the mechanical thump
Beat, beat
of your heart on the job.
Beat, beat
Beat, beat

Then, I hear it stop.
As the buzzers beep and the alarms blare,
there is no more sound from within.
Silent. Still. Your stories gone.