Nick Dupree


Awakened from an odd sleep
I see

hopping green lines
go flat,

alarms rattle

a blue-gray hospital room

and nameless nurses scurry,

blur hazy,

a flurry of white movement.

I zoom out,

float above it all,

look down on myself.

chaos is unplugged,
life's tethers snapped,

cold, eerie silence absolute,

not even breathing heard.

dead-quiet covers all as
movement flashes at bedside.

examining the lifeless body,

calmly wrong
I want to go back

whip down

view flashes to ceiling

memory of death


like any moment

but left me,

an impatience for life

that rarely wanes

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