Monday, January 14, 2013


Close your eyes
listen to the silence
the fizz of the Diet Coke can
the tiny,slumbering puffs from a sleeping babe
the BEEEEP of a Dexcom
the space heater,roaring
the scraping of ice
the ploploplop of marshmallows
the sweat,the sweat
the slurrrrrrp of a juice box
the dropping of a meter
A 911 call
Jackboots in the hallway
the shriek of an ambulance
retching violently
Silence and Diabetes
Are not compatible.

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Mike Hoskins said...

Wow. What a deep poem! Thanks so much for writing and sharing this.

George said...

That really hits home. Wow. Thank you for this.