October 21, 2009

Sonoma Valley Hospital ER – 7 am

Filed under: Poetry and Haiku,The Neal Ordeal — Ann @ 8:05 am


Sleepless-sore eyes burn and water,
Cold gray tile reflecting back its compassionless marble stoniness;
Toneless heartbeat-hum — some unseen machine,
Sullen fluorescence casting gray shadows,
Sweet-stringent stench of alcohol.
Motionless form, husband, before me
lies in pain-punctured half-slumber.
Wall clock clicking off sick-seconds,
Marking misery,
Taking time,
Leeching life:
Hurry healing.

Written at Neal’s hospital bedside

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