shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Scott Wiggerman


After a Night in the ER

A thunderclap rattles the earth.
A pecan limb cracks, crashes to the ground.
A black bird plummets from the sky.

Pulmonary embolism. Heart attack. Gall bladder.
The latter might hurt like hell,
but it won't kill you, my doctor says.

Beyond the stormy skies, the pulse of a billion stars.