One More Miracle Down the Drain


My body glows against the dimmed summer light
The day is rising in optimism
Covers warm my clammy feet

Beep, beep, my pulse creates
A beat in my life, slip, slipping
Away like a bird, flying away

I watch, bleary eyed,
My younger sister’s hope, slip, slipping
Away like a race-car, speeding away

A tear hits my immobile toe,
Poking out, facing the chilled air,
“Leukemia,” the doctor sighs,
One more miracle down the drain.

The world kneels at my feet,
Life slip, slipping
Away like a horse, sprinting away

A beat drums on no longer
A pulse no more

Life slip, slipping
Away like a basketball, bouncing away

Robbery - life stolen
This thievery should exist no more.

“She was only seven,” the doctor sighs,
One more miracle down the drain.

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