The Sentinels
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bryanthomasIn my spare time I juggle fog.
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The Sentinels

by bryanthomas

Standing outside of the double doors, I hesitate for a moment. I'm familiar with the scene that awaits me and it chills me to my very core.

I push one of the doors open and go inside.

The sentinels are still there, emotionless, their digital displays glowing in the half-light. Coloured LEDs wait patiently, ready to alert the knowing to any changes.

Sometimes, I want to unplug every damn one of them and just curl up on the floor with my pain.

But I can't, because this array of life support machines are the only things keeping my husband alive.

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7 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Thank you, and yep, you've totally got the message of the story.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
7 months agoReply
Wow, this was deeply emotional. It was heart-rending. The beauty of it is, I think, that we so seldom think about the loved one as an equal victim. Great story/poem!!!!!