“Lifecare 5000” (National Poetry Month Posts, Day 17)

For my 17th National Poetry Month post, this is another poem I wrote as part of my “Disease Chronicles”. I was in the hospital and the IV infusion pump noise was driving me crazy…I had been in for a while, obviously…Enjoy! 😀

Lifecare 5000

Infusion pump,
Why are you so impatient?
I hear your
Fingertips
Rapidly tapping
Behind me.
Tapping,
An exasperated
Breathing-out, then the
Tapping again.

Is the job of guiding the
Fluid-filled
Hot air balloons
Above my head
Into the
Wind currents of my veins
THAT
Beneath you?

Are you just
Killing time?
Because I know a nurse
Who’s got your number, and can
Fire you and
Replace you with
Another air-traffic controller
At the touch of a button.

So you’d better change your tune, friend.

© Jamy Sweet 2010-06-11

<:o)

Jamy

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4 thoughts on ““Lifecare 5000” (National Poetry Month Posts, Day 17)

  1. I’m sorry Jamy you’re carrying this cross~ I hate IVs and have had years of such treatments etc, so, I understand. I love your finale! LOVE your blog, and will pray you find relief of every kind. Fondly ~Deborah

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