Tuesday, March 28, 2017

blood suckers

cold
and mechanical
the vampires
in hospital green smocks,
say
put out your arm.
they swab
a vein
stick a needle in.
there is no
small talk, no
how are you today.
this won't hurt a bit.
relax.
nothing is said.
it's the needle,
the arm.
the wrap to knot
it down.
next. another arm
waits
behind you.
your vial goes away
to be spun
and labeled.
no cookie, no nothing.
just go
turn right.

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