Paul Lojeski

hospital visit

I long for the high
cliff above a battering
sea, the long fast drop
in slashing winds,
the howl of exit
quickly made, not
cemented into these
beds, vacant eyes
locked into sharp lights,
a mob of IVs jammed
into emaciated arms,
truth rough handled,
contorted by white
coated messengers
delivering death’s
missives, reports of
the body’s surrender,
until the smell of
my own demise is all
that remains of once
glorious dreams.



Paul Lojeski was born and raised in Lakewood, Ohio. He attended Oberlin College. His poetry has appeared online and print. He lives in Port Jefferson, NY.

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