Mason Jar
  JERRY BROWNING

 

 BROKEN COMPASS   

 

Mason Jar
 

i clearly remember
screeching, crunching metal
crashing glass
a flash
then black black
silence

swear i could see
my entire body
from above
as paramedics worked
mad, frantic miracles

now iím strapped to time
dragging an anvil
of anxiety
like the youth in Asia
i hear but canít respond
dreams and reality
intertwine

i should curse you
for being so alive
but i donít
because i know
you constantly talk
to keep from hearing
yourself think
yes, even you, doctors
with your white coats
and green ties

i feel my babyís tears
burning wet holes
in my chest
donít cry for me
i know
pull the plug
pull the plug
please

Houston, Texas Ď81




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"Mason Jar" by Robert Matson
Empact Image - "Euthanasia" by Jerry Browning
 

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