Gap Between Dying And Living
Lying before God, as helpless as a baby bird, mouth open,
by RoseAnn V. Shawiak
waiting to be fed.
Breathing with difficulty, mouth dry, saliva overflowing,
causing coughing and choking, keeping awake a physically
exhausting, already tired, body.
Filled with cancer, silently spreading further throughout
every organ and bone, sapping the very life blood of
Towing along just behind it's devastating destruction,
pain falls deeply into the cracks and crevices it has
Crying out in tortuous agony, trying to grasp anything
within reach just to ease the pain.
Falling deeper and deeper into a wide abyss, lengthening
the gap between dying and living.