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Cardiac Arrest


R. Gerry Fabian

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

folk remedies.

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 and his Twitter handle is @GerryFabian2. He lives in Doylestown, PA.

R. Gerry Fabian
R. Gerry Fabian
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