In all the hallways: Glossy shots ….. and capsule narratives of Rachel, Kasim, Hailey, Mo, ….. the ones who got to live.
They never put up posters, do they, ….. of the ones they couldn’t save? Naomi, Hunter, Mickey, Julie, ….. whose hearts were just as “brave”
until a seismographic ….. zigzag ECG buckled the ribcage, tumbled the heart ….. headlong into the sea,
a dozen whitecoats clustered bedside ….. or trooping up the stairs, the mother sobbing on her phone ….. assured and ushered clear
while a panicked student, or panicked intern, ….. two fingertips on Kyle’s chest compressed, compressed, compressed, compressed, ….. compressed, compressed, compressed