Biological Warfare


I linger listening to your labored breathing…

Slumber has lured you into battle…

Helplessly you fall as your body begins to fight.

Fever rages against the invading, uninvited guest.

Illness (smirking) recoils slightly but is persistent

and has brought back up.

For three days I monitor the carnage closely

watching for signs that we may need to call in reinforcements.

I tend to your soldiers every need so that they might prevail on your behalf.

and I wait……………

and wait………………

Your immuno army finally pulls off a blitzkrieg, but

it comes without all of the fanfare one might expect.

In war there are often those who choose to disobey

the rules of engagement, hanging on till the bitter end

where they get picked off one by one.

Though these crusades are common and we emerge

victorious most of the time…

Whenever we’re drawn into combat, there is always a chance,

however small, that we may not win.

Copyright Dani Heart


4 thoughts on “Biological Warfare

  1. Just a pretty hard viral infection, but sometimes those things turn into other things, and its tough to watch someone you love suffer even if it’s just for a little while. 🙂 Once I was providing transportation for an elderly man, and I will never forget what he told me about his wife’s passing. He said she just got a cold, but it lingered, and he took her to the hospital. It had turned into pneumonia and she never came home. There is something pretty profoundly heartbreaking about a man feeling helpless in the loss of his beloved.


  2. cindy

    You are so talented Dsni. The words, thoughts, ideas, situations just seem to flow oh so easily from your mind and your heart to your pen. Another gem, thanks for sharing. It was very touching.

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