Grace Cavalieri
Grace Cavalieri
November 30, 2013

LONE SURVIVOR

1

The night they put him on a
Ventilator, I walked into the coffee table
Cutting my shin.

2.

The day he died I walked into
The coffee table
Cutting my shin.

3.

These will never heal.

4.

The night after he died
I felt his hand on my neck as if
I could see through my
Closed eyes to his transparency.

5.

When they took his tubes out
He threw his head back
Like a white horse.

6.

Did he wonder why I didn't step in
To save him
One more time.

7.

Last night
At midnight I felt his hand
Touching mine
Moving down the right fingers of my right hand
As if it were the last hand
On earth.

8.

How quickly he moved away
I would have held on
Forever.

9.

How long can a person
Dying of thirst
Hold water in her mouth
Without swallowing.
 

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