Nov 22
poem 0 comments challenge: Minute
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minute

One minute.

60 seconds.

That’s all there is left.

She’s laying on the bed in front of me,

Motionless.

55 seconds.

If she doesn’t wake up I have to follow through with our agreement.

I can’t turn my back on her,

But I can’t keep hoping. 

Hoping that she’ll wake up

That life will be right again.

She wouldn’t want that.

42 seconds.

There’s tears running down my face.

I don’t want to say goodbye.

But it’s been 3 months.

28 seconds

The doctor is here.

Waiting for my decision.

I can’t.

16 seconds.

I have to let her go.

It’s what she wanted.

4 seconds.

I nod at the doctor,

Tears streaming down my face.

I can barely see.

2 seconds.

I hold her hand. 

Tell her I love her one more time.

Tell her I’m sorry.

1 second.

The doctor gets ready to unplug her.

I can’t watch.

I look at her beautiful face, 

Being kept alive by a machine.

Watch her chest take one more breath.

Beeeep.

I collapse into a heap on the ground.



 
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