What Would I Do If I Got Shot? (A Strange Thought) 2014


What would I do if I got shot,

Blood spurting out?

I think I’d vomit.

Life, its precious liquor,

Years of succoring this fluctuating body,

Squirting, gushing, seeping, spouting –

All those verbs of nauseating action.


If I were shot, what would I do?

I’d probably go into shock,

The fear too great to bear.

Unless, of course, a faith took over:

(I was born Arlene Faith Nover)

An improvised or childlike mantra.

Or, if I had real luck, a going in, inside inside.

But that’s a different kettle of fish,

Enveloped in a different niche

Where spouting blood

And being shot

Don’t matter.


What Would I Do If I Were Shot? 5.15.2014

Circling Round Reality; Nature Of & In Reality; Circling Round Egos; Circling Round Energy;

Arlene Corwin


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