Post Prostate Surgery
by Ann M. DeVenezia

This man lies in his hospital bed
not speaking, an intravenous in his arm
gallons of Sorbitol flushing him clean

Pink-tinged bloody urine
drips through the tube
into a thick see-through bag

His wife of fifty years sits nearby
writing this poem for him
words full of anxiety and hope

She stares at the thin plastic catheter
praying for pure clear liquid
dismayed by his colorful display.

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