Friday, February 20, 2009


blood cell
a separate and self contained entity
the delivery animal
the pack horse

they race around our body
nourish, serve, sustain.
pillars of life we did not respect
and assumed their prize relinquished

we simply thought they would always continue
if a thought at all
immortal slaves to our
busy lives

deliver surrender continue
never ceasing to rest
pushed on pushed forward
pushed through our life veins

but what if one should halt
his precious cargo spilled
trapped somewhere on the way

a little faint
no muscle strength
and then her speech was gone..

beast of burden I now know you for
you hold my life at ransom
and my breath is held in fear and wonder
until you reach your end.

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