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The darkness Dreams


Muckross Killarney, Ireland

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The darkness dreams 
Bluebottles on the window 
A red rimmed eyelid peeks
Through gold half-moon glass
Long fingers rummage
Picking my bodies pocket
unconscious yet conscious 
I drift , the light hangs bright
a man with gown cap growls
And I am gone on ether cloud
I wake where I always wake
Curled, a hamster on the floor
The familiar smell of stale urine
And tones of bleach and lemon
 In the boiler room bowels 
I search the pain in my side
But before I do, I retch
My  empty stomach spins
 White long mucous strands.
Through watered unfocused 
Eyes I catch the surprise 
Of stitch marks on my side
Black gut tied neat, dots of
Congealed blood, I breath 
Heavy, heart pumps faster
Than I ever remember .
In the crack glass mirror
I see my self mutter
What the fuck!
In my salvation army 
Gifted coat I find 
A zip bag with 21
Red and grey capsules
A note reads your debt
Is cleared, take one 3 times
A day for a week
To help with your stitches …
Watering flowers in a toilet
A story caught my eye
Billionaire son receives
Life giving operation
With a rare blood type
Finding a kidney was
Never easy and as his life
Was slipping away
An anonymous donor
Gifted him a kidney match.
I remember selling my blood
For food them telling me
I was a rare breed
It was all making sense
I went to a phone booth
Found the number of his
Corporate headquarters
Dialled , a lady answered
But I never spoke
Just hung up
Not only did they take
My kidney but my
Heart was gone
Not enough of it left
To dig out the truth.

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