Patti Masterman


Big City Hospital - Poem by Patti Masterman

You go alone, inside the implacable stone buildings
Made by machines and men's bric-a-brac dreams,
You ascend to the stars, in the quiet elevator
Watch the numbers increase, feel the small box leave.

It opens with an out-take of breath like your own
And expels you out, into swaying corridors
In the heart of the building, where the walls gently quake,
And the floors soundless quiver, with a purring vibrato;
The whole thing in motion, like a witche’s dry heaves.

In the bosom of metal and concrete, you're held,
The world kept at bay, as it moves at a crawl;
From high above windows, which you can't ever open-
To keep you inviolate, so you can't ever fall.

This place has the heart, of metal talons and claws,
To those are tormented, within its clean walls-
But you're the welcome guest, and the pampered visitor-
The still unknown factor, within all these walls.


Comments about Big City Hospital by Patti Masterman

  • Smoky Hoss (1/19/2015 6:50:00 PM)

    Life and death, coexisting in the same realm. A darkeness in the light, or hopefully, the other way around. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/8/2011 8:09:00 AM)

    How can you mark geniuse, i would not even conteplate.you see life, you wtite life (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 6, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 7, 2011


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