Blood still runs through warm veins

Mitochondria respiring in ecstasy

Of supplemented survival,

Heart still pumps steadily,

Never faltering, not once

Breathing continues quietly,

Gentle rasping as chest rises

And falls - only to rise again

Skin still warm, and slightly dewy

With unnecessary perspiration

(Perhaps the breathing is an effort?)

Soundwaves still work their way

Towards empty ears, 'though

No response is noticed and for sure,

No nerves react normally to outside

Stimuli and the brain shows no

Reactive pattern. 'Tis unthinkable to

Press certain buttons in crucial decision;

Even as the lines on the monitor

Just seem to monitor nothing at all.