dreams of von bekesy…

dreams of van bekesy

i’m wondering
what final sounds
i’ll hear
before
my auditory cortex
shuts down
will it be
heavy breathing
you know
that gasping
for one more
last breath
or
the rattling
of surgical trays
as someone tries
to save
what’s already gone
or
will it be
the chirping of birds
just before dawn
maybe final words
from a long-lost friend
if
any of them are
still alive
then again
it could be
a doctor’s page
as staffers seek to save
another person’s life
or
just my wife
as she turns the page
on a novel
she’s about
to shut

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