A Heart Attack

FCF38573-2929-4C13-B491-12CD9E788FD0I had just closed the door
When it came from all directions
A weight upon my chest
A pain not previously known
Caused by a swelling of my heart.
The veins contracting down
the back of my neck.
My left arm, stiffens in pain.
Training or memory
I know not which…
Aspirin
I find the bottle but fumble
with its childproof cap.
My left arm now useless to assist
My jaw joints locked in agony.
I scoop tablets from the floor,
chew while going toward the sink.
A right hand full of water
before passing out on the bed.
Last thing I remember thinking…
I am not ready to go.