Daily Archives: April 3, 2011

Erosion of Alertness

As the pulse slows
each beat of the heart expands.
The veins of the neck

pound visibly, fingers throb.
The body settles. Bed shakes.

Each breath a bit slight,
a chill without shivering,
eyes shuttered in dark.

Each movement more difficult,
awareness is only sound,

only sound, and then
only the sound of the heart
infinitely slowed.