Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Late Medicalism

A numerably enormous
Set of interactions lasers
From around the spinning planet

To this single, functional room
Of paper and plastic, alloys
Of lightweight and rust-free metals,

Drawers, wires, elaborate plumbing,
The permanent, disposable
Self-scrubbing lungs of hospital.

There are people who suffer here,
People who suffer to get here,
People who will have to suffer

For lack of here, people who died
Suffering for this to cohere,
People who make a living here,

People who make a killing here
Who will suffer somewhere not here
Or maybe here. Something like here.

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