what goes around....

please
don't let
this man die
gag him
with a tube
force
his spiteful breath
back into his chest
again and again
you can
and tape the catheter
in his penis
to his thigh
tie down the hands
he laid on me
over and over
just don't let him die
let him linger
in his thoughts
my final remembrance
as I sit
at his bedside
watching
his cold blood
course through
stinking
mortal
remains


Janet Bernichon