The Daily Cuppa
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The Daily Cuppa

Sadness written in three words — a response to Sean F Corbin’s challenge

Close up of patient sitting on hospital bed holding surgical hat.

February 2012

Cold goo spreads
Dark room silences
Beating heart gone
What once was
is no longer.
Heavy breathing starts
“I’m so sorry”
Need a doctor
Door latches closes
Purses her lips
“Not your fault.”
Grip chair sides
Now empty insides



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Adrienne Parkhurst

Mom. Wife. Writer. Editor. Healthcare Freelance Writer. Lifetime Learner. Flawed Leader. Sharing my life lessons through personal essays and memoirs.