Columbia Memorial Health Care



A-fib grabs me by the chest

IV’s flooded in;

ER noises clang and pulse

Squealing through my head!


IV’s flooded in;

Monitors and EKG’s

Oxygen for me.


ER noises clang and pulse

Graph my wheezing breath

Isn’t flu, but asthma too!


Squealing through my head

X-rays blink; nurses link

me to an overnight!



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Catherine Johnson
    Mar 20, 2017 @ 11:39:38

    Great poem, Jeanne. Hope you are okay x


  2. jeannepoland
    Mar 21, 2017 @ 09:12:37

    Don is the one who had A-fib and asthma. I made it present tense and first person to engage the audience. We are recovering.


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