Mulberry Vine

[W]e watch her listen to the obscene susurrus of electrodes, syringes, catheter lines, breathing tubes, ultrasound, white cell counts, anticoagulants, ventricular fibbing, tracheostomies, Thallium scans, fixed pupils, and brain death, not to neglect such euphemisms as the table, which means to survive surgery, and rehab facility, which means a nursing home. Lawrence, Delmore Schwartz, Dylan […]