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Leslie McGrath: An Insight

Your heart’s just fine

From an etherized twilight

I hear myself disagree, I don’t think so

He snorts

Look at the screen to your left

and I’m face-to-heart

with my lifelong premonition

of an imminent end–

a cumulonimbus locomotive barrels silently

in place

as my dye-darkened arteries hang on for dear life


Copyright 2017 Leslie McGrath. First published in the Australian Medical Journal. Republished by permission of the author.

4 comments on “Leslie McGrath: An Insight

  1. johnlawsonpoet
    September 30, 2017

    I enjoy thinking about how the Australian doctors might have reacted to your use of the word “snorts.”

    Liked by 1 person

  2. namelessneed
    September 30, 2017

    first taken in by capital L Lovely photograph, then words that speak to me (I’ve medical heart examinations very soon) Thanx for this. g.r.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Reema Sinha
    September 30, 2017

    So beautifully expresses the instinctual desire for health and longevity,and the terror of their opposites

    Liked by 1 person

  4. anisioluiz2008
    September 30, 2017

    Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

    Liked by 1 person

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