Lima Beans


The city failed to be appealing,

as was seen by the trees shaking

their naked bending limbs.


But it was no mistake that the atmos(fear)

was perfectly parallel to the sentiments

of those inside,

where the sickening smell

of overcooked food,

wafted in a degree that led you to believe

It was not only scent but what's traveling up

the feeding tubes.


People within every room

shifted in remote control beds,

smiling with drugs and alien demeanor-

having found that oxygen flows better

through the hoses.


Unlike most, one man sat back tinged

with amusement at seeing his family.

Laughing almost when he tried

to lighten the mood,

"It's like someone needed some tissue!"

but it was a funny way to joke about lung cancer.