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The Delivery Man

Updated on November 30, 2012

Doctors clamor to retrieve dying men in hospital beds,

waiting for the blood that arrives every night,

sink in the drain spinning in clock-wise direction,

anti-aging cream unable to stop the hands

creeping closer to the crumbling soil.

Murmurs of where is he?

The one who has sown life

with the bones of hope he delivers

and his medication resurrecting dead men from their tomb?

Where is the one speed demon that shifts in the night drive of graveyards?

--collecting human remains of flesh and skin of deceased loved ones

--delivering the organs for the dying lost

of defibrillators and the humdrum beep

of electric monitor device

that could wake

the mad stitches of



Where is that one? Where is he?

And through double doors the harvester of soul appears

cool air behind him, strapped to the crook of his arms, a cooler

filled with a quivering liver, and a pumping heart still beating its tricuspid

to its bicuspid, from the aorta to its vein, network of renal tubes attached to kidneys

of heart-shaped love and they ask him, why are you late?—these patients are

three days old from the stench.

The collector of bones turns to look,

signs paperwork that are montage of collage

of headless torsos, his pen a carving knife, ink his fluid,

and the skin his masterpiece of canvas, sliced in the little pieces of his signature

style lashes, as he lifts off the tunic covering his body and the whole room gasps

when they see the hole in his body, round and circular,

a gaping tunnel of pills in the hissing factories

where he spares them none.


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    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      There are those who forget who the creator really is and want to put themselves in his place creating Frankensteins.

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Thought provoking hub, Thank you

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      David Walston 5 years ago from The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) (m-M)_0 = 18.41, or 48 kpc (~157,000

      Your very welcome, Thank you for sharing.

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      Albert Kivak 5 years ago from Cemetary

      Thanks for your support.

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      David Walston 5 years ago from The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) (m-M)_0 = 18.41, or 48 kpc (~157,000

      O' my how fantastic.