Infarctus–Wordle 110

……..…Layers compress in my heart
……………..connections yield to a range of fertile pressures
…..vessels shrink and close
…………………………………………….. life-anchor shifts

………………………………… scene fades                              

………………and all around is panic

Inside I am calm. I’ve heard it all before.

                                              I vaguely catch the repeated phrase
…………….“Stand clear: shocking.”
                 Whoomp, thump

current is cut

………………………………………………..a tiny beam of life returns
……………………………..the fuzzy scene begins to re-appear

………………..a ring of smiling blue-clad faces
………tells me I am in the clear

Today’s Wordle words were: heart connect yield close phrase beam current fertile anchor range shift layers   You’ll find a huge variety of interpretations of these words here  Also linked at dVerse for Open Link Night


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44 Responses to Infarctus–Wordle 110

  1. julespaige says:

    I believe you have accurately described what so many experience. In that transition time of wondering if one will be returning or just watching the scene play out… I like the visual as well.

    Stay healthy and thanks for your visit.


  2. Glad she’s okay! Wow!


  3. Tony Maude says:

    Wow VIv. This reads like an account of an out-of-body experience. All the details are there – and all perfectly described, but so calmly, which is such a contrast to the usual presentations of the subject.


  4. Teresa says:

    Chilling in it’s details.


  5. Pamela says:

    Viv, the way you wrote this adds to the impact of the situation. Vivid piece. Take care of yourself.

    Pamela ox


  6. It’s the details that make this narrative real for the reader – the atropine, the whump-thump, the current cut – a vivid experience that catches you and never lets go. Powerful.


  7. bostonpoetry says:

    Awesome poem. Seamless in weaving the words together coherently. -Mike


  8. Beth Winter says:

    Wow… You took the words and created our greatest fear in a poetic tale. Your presentation enhanced the progression. Well done.


  9. Mary says:

    Viv, you had my heart beating hard here! Intense indeed. You wordled your truth well.


  10. brian miller says:

    geez that is intense…what a vivid and scary moment there…almost out of body and back in…seeing what is going on around you even as the line flattens…hearing the voices…shivers…intense viv…


  11. Laurie Kolp says:

    Viv- This is intense… is it about you?


  12. This feels real to me–and the structure really lends to the quick intensity of the piece–great job!


  13. Sounds like a shocking experience, I soo love the fragmented writing and those beacons of details .. and now in the clear.


  14. Grateful that you are still here!


  15. colonialist says:

    A somewhat shocking interpretation! 🙂


  16. Lynda says:

    Powerful wording, Viv, and a little scary on the side.


  17. henna ink says:

    Oh yikes! How scary. I really like the visual presentation, the pauses created. This:

    “Whoomp, thump

    current is cut

    … is my favorite.


  18. Oh my goodness, Viv…your fragmented style visually and vocally is such a fit for your topic. So scary. Well done on more than one level. So glad you’re here. ❤


  19. Viv, this is about as realistic an account – the blow-by-blow description – of a cardiac episode as I’ve ever read. My dad had one in his 50s and completely changed his lifestyle. He died at 81 – but he skiied (the “bunny slopes”) on his 80th birthday. Amy


  20. It’s spread out with a sense of chaos and yet there is this feeling of being above it. It feels very real. Great use of the words.


  21. Misky says:

    Made me shudder. I have a dicky ticker myself, but I’ve not stepped down that shocking path yet.


  22. Vivid and real. Glad you’re okay.


  23. whimsygizmo says:

    Oh, my word. This is amazing, Viv.


  24. kaykuala says:

    Beautiful flow and so smoothly, Viv! One is most happy of being cleared, certainly!



  25. Veronica Roth says:

    Holy smokes Viv, I’m so glad you are here to tell the tale. Brilliant use of the words. 🙂


  26. Laurie Nichols says:

    Wow. I knew that it was your own experience that I was reading and it felt so intense but your voice was calm, which calmed me. Such a powerful poem.


  27. barbara_ says:

    Whew. Do, please, take care of your silly self.
    Need to pass this along to Jim. He’s always needing patient viewpoints for his students.


  28. annell4 says:

    Nicely done. And a joy to read!


  29. Nanka says:

    Heaved a sigh of relief when I reached mid way and loved the direction it took from there 😉 even literally!!


  30. The layout of your words added to the energy of your poem until I read “in the clear”!


  31. oldegg says:

    I hope I am out cold if that happens to me. I don’t want to hear them say “We have lost him”.


  32. One of your best, Viv. It’s like it happened to you… 😉


  33. Irene says:

    It is vivid. I like that there is calm in a crisis.


  34. 1sojournal says:

    Whew! Very vivid and incredibly real. Can see why you used the words in this fashion. Startling interpretation, Viv.



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