Poems and Poetry

What I Do and Don’t Remember | A Poem by Wanda Morrow Clevenger

the intubation
the IV
the central line
the catheter
the protracted
protocols

all placed
in fiendish
anticipation

call her sons
they warned
her family
her friends
get them here,
sooner
than later

I’m told I
un-intubated myself
quelled their precious
protocol

so they put
a morphine pump
in my left palm

I remember you
stayed awake
all night
to wake me
when it was time
to squeeze

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