Poetry: Goodbye

How long did it take

For him to die

From his gargled breath

And muttered cry

Wheeled him on a stretcher

For the final time

How long did it take

For him to die

Did he feel the blood

rush to his head

Did he know that soon

He’d be dead?

Could he feel the sun

one final time

as they shocked his heart

only to flat line?

How long did it take

For him to die

And did he say goodbye

Did he say goodbye

Charisse Van Horn ©2019

CharisseVanHorn

Charisse Van Horn is an artist, poet, and freelance writer.