↑ Grab this Headline Animator

Monday, October 04, 2010

cold hands at 3 a.m.


credit katsetsuna

'the heart beat is arrhythmic
pressure erratic
change medication
wait and monitor'

close and distant relatives
crowd, stare and wait
'shukria doctor saheb,
may god bless you'

the patient is slipping,
will not see another dawn
if i speak up now
wailing will start
if i hold my peace
the night in quiet
will pass
we treat

till dollar tinted hope

runs dry
death wins arguments
no disinfectant can cleanse
the ghoulish ward odors
ah, well! i will go and
have that tea and samosa
perhaps this splitting headache
will fade away

'where is the chart?'
the nurse shuffles from her station
handing the chart, asks
'why are your hands so cold?'


Post a Comment

<< Home