Weighted Air

“Zofran 4 IV”
Check
“Brevital 40 IV”
Check
“Etomidate 20 IV”
Check
“Succinylcholine 100 IV”
Check

“Zofran, Brevital are in.”
“Is it alright if we place this oxygen mask over your mouth?”
“Perfect.”
“Sending etomidate now.”
“You’re gonna start feeling sleepy now, okay?”
“Don’t worry, we’ll take great care of you.”

Air swallows my lungs.
Back arches to the crosshatched,
cardboard ceiling above me.
Head wretches over my right shoulder.
Bite holes in the suffocating oxygen.
Fisted kicks and flailing ticks
as time falls to a meandering sludge.

“Goodnight.”

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