This love heart that pulsed passion
and fluttered and quivered daily
in awkward agile anticipation
has become clogged and congealed.
the HMO’s of love
deny all requests for treatment
as ‘not officially’ authorized.
I implore you
to let me try
You refuse citing gross indifference.
The myocardial infarction
in a poorly worded text message
renouncing any blame
for pain and suffering
during the previous month’s
experimental heart treatments.
R. Gerry Fabian is a retired English instructor. As a poet and novelist,
he has been publishing his writing since 1972 in various literary magazines.
He has published four books of his published poems, Parallels,
Coming Out Of The Atlantic, Electronic Forecasts. and Ball On The Mound.
In addition, he has published three novels. They are Getting Lucky (The Story), Memphis Masquerade, and Seventh Sense. All these books are available both as ebooks and paperbacks at all publishers including Amazon, Apple Books, and Barnes and Noble. His web page is https://rgerryfabian.wordpress.com and his Twitter handle is @GerryFabian2. He lives in Doylestown, PA.