stestoskop heart curve


Suddenly, we are all sucked

into the vortex of hospitals

and serious illness.


Suddenly, life implodes

amid a background noise

of machines that beep.


Suddenly, this man

that I love and live

is broken, too suddenly.


Suddenly, family is

torn apart by fearful and

unfair recriminations.


Suddenly, our children

try desperately to reapply

the cotton wool wrapping


That has been ripped

from their existence,

too, too suddenly.


Suddenly, we have a

long, slow process

of recovery. Hopefully.


Suddenly, love

just isn’t enough.