Death Wish of a Cardiac Transplant Patient

Death Wish of a Cardiac Transplant Patient

Joseph Gascho, MD

Perm J 2013 Summer; 17(3):94

https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/13-017

When they bury me
in twenty years

I hope someone remembers
to gently place
my heart in the casket,
the heart cut out
last year,
the one that now floats
in formaldehyde.

Two billion beats
without a pause:
can one ask for more?

Death Wish of a Cardiac Transplant Patient

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