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Ground Zero - Moving On .
Samuel Andrew Taylor, Jr.

Lost Love . Samuel Andrew Taylor, Jr.

"Code 12 Team, you are needed –
University Hospital – 6th Floor –
Neurologic Intensive Care Unit …"

Nearly breathless, searching,
Anxious about what may be found.
Finding her there
Prostrate, scarcely clinging to life.

We are met with the acrid stench of despair
And the smoldering embers of dreams in her eyes.
Family encompasses her.
A father lost.
A brother departed.
A son called Home.
A husband beyond the grasp of
His wife, demolished.
What is to be done?

"I've lost my love. I've lost my love."
Repeating …
As the code cart is silently whisked away
And with it a tattered, ragged hope
Crushed beneath the weight of Now and
Then's wretched pain emerging.

 

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