A Poet Never Sleeps

One day you will be faced with the impossible. When you become afraid, become inspired.

24 February 2013

Blood Drive

the needle
long, silver and smooth
with a short pointed tip

a cuff placed above the arm
the vein revealed bright blue
its strength venerable

a smile warms my face
as the needle plunges in
dark red spills out

the act brings relief
the bag fills to the brim
I saved a life

the nurse smiles
you did well
handing me a sweet

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