Monday, January 11, 2016

January 11


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  2. Foreign
    Object
    Feeding tube

    ..............Poked out

    From your
    Stomach.

    You said
    Breathlessly

    Tomorrow

    ...............I
    ....................Am going
    .............................Home.

    The doc
    Order
    Said

    Aspiration
    Precaution
    Which means

    ..............Staff must
    .............................Not let
    ..............Tube feed
    .............................Regurgitate
    ..............Into your
    .............................Airway.

    Stomach
    ...............Acid
    .............................Kills.

    But you were
    ..............Obese.

    ..............Heavy
    To move.

    When I
    Returned
    The chart read

    ICU
    Transfer
    ..............Dead

    No mention
    .............You slipped
    .............Down in bed.

    Gravity
    Escorting
    Stomach
    Acid

    ........................Amok.


    p.s. period spacing is my tricking google out of justification

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  3. perhaps the last stanza is a summary? should be deleted?

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