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The Business of Death
by Kathleen A Keena

Friday, February 03, 2012
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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 The Business of Death

 

Mother Courage was right.

There is profit in dying.

 

The oxygen tanks

Standing tall as sentries

guard the hospital bed

beside the nightstand

of CPAP, hygienic glove, wipes, 

breathing mask, 

the room transfers

itself from living to dying.

 

The commodities

of the business of death

occupy the space.

 

Wheelchair, walker,

recliner, hoyer,

privacy screens

control our schedules, 

arrange our days.

 

The man in the bed

is small.

He has his part to play.

The machines

surrounding him

command 

center stage.

 

Kathleen Keena
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Reviewed by Robert Whitford 7/20/2013
Funny how sometimes large people, even in death appear small amidst the tall machines, the errata of death. We are usually so connected to the dying that are minds discount these medical monsters because part of our life goes with the dying into the next world. I could visualize the whole scene well with this Kath. Bob



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