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My shift again, quiet

As a mortuary; yet my

Charges are not the

Dearly departed. Mine,

They are the living dead,

Or rather, they are those

Who still cling to life with

A hosts of needles, monitors,

And constant care to keep

Them on. I watch them

Night after night and wait.

Calling those that may

Finally shuffle off their

Immortal coil of wires

And witchery. All one

Can do is hope for them.

Mind you, I don’t know

What there is to hope

For life or death, a

Visit from a friend, family

Member, or a fiancée newly

Married…to another man.

I am the one constant for you.

The frumpy guardian

To the gate of heaven or hell

Or whatever lies beyond.

Written by uncannynerdyguy

February 21, 2010 at 12:58 am


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Sleeping Beauty

The respirator clicks constantly

Beating its monotonous melody.

Each raising her chest

And letting it sag again.

She has been napping

For forty seasons.

Yet, her beauty never

Wanes in these 720 minute days.

Her crème skin

Is tinged yellowish brown.

A touch of pink colors her lips.

Hueing a face framed in ebony.

You wait for your prince

Clad all in white

To come rescue you

From your eternal slumber.

Too bad there’s only me.

Wearing blue poly-cotton blend.

My kiss may not wake you.

Oh, well maybe the fairytale will continue.

Written by uncannynerdyguy

January 22, 2010 at 2:06 am

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