Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Climbing out of the pool
had no clue
another ten laps
to prove I am invincible
     in old age
and then my heart betrayed me
     in the shower
clenched my chest
twisted my arm.
Don't listen
It's not so bad
my lunch is coming up
acid reflux
over swam.
Heart attack say the medics
Heart attack says the intake doctor
Heart attack says the surgeon.
Cannot be says I
I am in shape invincibly.
Now six pills a day
and slow to walk
and slow to swim
to face the betrayal
     of my artery.
This wasn't supposed to happen to me.