Touched her supple neck,
then held her delicate wrist.
Her heart skipped a beat,
another. That’s when he knew,
Just as you suspected, right? The doctor knew her pulse could be found where an artery passes close to the skin, and that two of the most common areas to locate a pulse are the side of the neck and the wrist. Later, he used an EKG (electrocardiogram) to confirm her condition, but since there are a prescribed number of syllables in a tanka, he had to jump to his conclusion! 🤓
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