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One shot of adrenaline for the nurse's pride,
and one for all the times we pumped
in disenchanted unison.
My needle crept in
while you worked away at a crippled heart,
a jab to the orifice of love.

Then you fisted my life into submission
with me on the ropes, smiling through blood,
the caged bird relentlessly singing.

© by Colin Dardis

Gutter Eloquence Magazine ~ Issue #6 ~ November 2009    next poem