Showing posts from March, 2015


White light blinding her eyes squeezed shut trying to push air through lungs too tired to work so hard... to breathe White nurses in dresses and hats with wing tips and calm voices and eyes the color of water she was too tired to sip and hands like milk she could not drink White rooms sterile with cold air carts with wheels promising relief from the hiss and wheeze from airways grip White  sheets covering thin brown body too small for her height shivering beneath warmed blankets like snow covering in a room filled with tubes clear like glass White like the sea and the nurses and the doctors and the sheets and the ceiling and the walls and everything else to keep her alive in a sea of cold like ice water freezing in the ocean of all white.