Episode Wordle 201


Through hardened arteries and granite veins
blood circulates sluggishly, stops.
Consciousness fades and I howl with fear.
Through ghost memories of other times
I see my flesh on theatre table,
with needles and tubes, electronic flickering,
equipment for which I know no name.
Through whirling haze I feel the weight
of hands working on me – I push them away,
“Don’t do that” I say, ” I’m back now.”
Smiles all round.


A true story for Brenda’s Sunday Whirl.  I hope others are less gruesome.

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17 Responses to Episode Wordle 201

  1. So glad you are back!

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  2. Has the scary ring of truth.


  3. Gillena Cox says:

    you’re back; this made me remember coming out of surgery experiences
    have a good week


    much love…

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  4. Bastet says:

    A harrowing vision and you’ve laid it out very graphically … got cold sweats here. Well written!

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  5. I wonder just how often that happens. One hopes everyone in that situation comes back in time.

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  6. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    To drift away, and then to drift back again must be a delight beyond measure!

    Whirling for Good or Ill

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  7. Wow is the best word I can muster to express what your poem evoked in me.
    Nice job!

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  8. tialys says:

    Scary! I’m glad you got back.

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  9. 1sojournal says:

    Frightening, indeed. But, I’m glad you were ornery enough to come back and let them know you were there, lol.


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  10. Mlissabeth says:

    I am glad you are back, too.

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  11. Jae Rose says:

    Well..i am very glad you are back! your poem certainly made my heart beat faster too..

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Misky says:

    I’m hoping you didn’t actually experience this, Viv. >

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