HOUR 15 The Zipper


A friend almost died

his ticker, the cause.

Does he need stints or

is a by pass the cure.


Today I went to see him

his hospital bed was empty.

My body trembled as I

looked around his room.


“Nurse, nurse where is

Mr. G?

I think I have his room right.

Where might he be?”


“Are you a relative,” she sighed.

“I am, I am. Is he alright?”

“They sent him down for surgery,

he’s getting his zipper tonight.”


I looked at her queerly, so

she explained it to me.

A zipper is a term they use

for by-pass surgery.




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