Mercy

(Echo from the death row)

 

The patient is suffering his unbearable pain

His cancer has spread

He is lonely

The wall clock is oblivious to him, ticking...

He begs the nurse for morphine shots

He has no family

He wants to die softly

The room is coldly empty

His heart embraces a big void

He craves a caring gaze from someone standing near by

Just give him a nod of love and support

He desires a strong sleeping intravenous--

A soothing way out...

 

Linh Duy Vo

December 13, 2005

 

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