Friday, May 11, 2007

Poem: Death Watch, Do Not Resuscitate

Still working on this one

Death Watch, Do Not Resuscitate

When the doctor asked me
to kill my mother
it was a routine request
after the next heart attack, do not resuscitate

His office had no windows
floor to ceiling medicines
posters of colons and urinary tracts
no other world to see

She gave me the gift of life
I give her the gift of death
she would thank me if she knew
will my children pull the plug on me?

Victor Schwartzman

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