undulant images

dance over pallid walls,


like a phantom ~ the night

nurse appears.


she addresses you

with merciful compassion,         


switches on

the light


buzzing like

an angry hornet





your eyes ~

marbled in fear


search for

an affirmation


of hope.

nestled in


a lullaby

of oxygen.


the night nurse,

humbly turns


out the overhead light,

buzzing its final refrain.


ceremoniously, loved ones

gather, circling ~ a bond


 anointed in liturgical rites.

a blessed communion ~


in the name of the Father,

the Son and the Holy Ghost,


on the wings

of eternal life.

Paulette Calasibetta


 Living in a pastoral village in New Jersey, my poetry reflects the extraordinary people, places, and experiences wrought, from an ordinary life.

I have been published in Poetry Soup Anthologies, Vols. 1 & 2, The Journal, October Hill Magazine, Taj Mahal Review, and Cherita anthology, Winter Lands. 

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