Posted by: Ron DuBour | April 6, 2014

Nitroglycerin


Poesy plus Polemics

Photo from cvs.com Photo from cvs.com

tucked under the tongue
subdues frequent bouts
of crippling angina
by exploding the brain
surging wave upon wave
of deep vascular headaches
pounding the stem
into shattering stars
a treatment too often
worse than the cure
betrayed by a heart
that once bravely slayed
dragons and demons
until with no enemies left
it just turned on itself

(This is a memory – of a time long ago, before years of multiple open-heart surgeries.)

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