Subhankar Das- A Poem

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pain and mistakes

I am recovering from this open surgery
I am recovering from this pain and mistakes
people make even at the cost of a life
to them we are just fucking numbers.

They almost got me by pushing insulin
when i never had a history of diabetics
and I started shouting when I realized.

Soon they stopped and got so angry that
they threw me out of the ICU.
I was lucky not to get into that
insulin-induced coma from which
many people could never return.
Hanging midway like Artaud
during his last few months
between living and the dead.

To read more Subhankar Das, buy his limited edition chapbook here.
This poem by Subhankar Das originally appeared in Dead Snakes on 5.19.15.
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