-1Transcendentalism in the form of Jessica dying

She is on a plane
feverish, pale, heart slums
in heavy liquid

her body knows it's dying;
and before they land
the ambulance has arrived

Jeannette clutches her sweaty palms;
Jess says: "Don't worry mom,
it'll be okay
."

At the hospital she slowly leaves
us, at first the kidney, then
the lungs fill with sullen
anticipations, followed

eagerly by the heart. In the
end, there was nothing left,

an empty body,
unworkable.