Being in an ambulance is a lot like being in hell
or on a forgotten subway
moving through the outskirts of Chicago

At the ER, they will confirm your status
living and dying, living but dying, living or dying, living while dying
it’s only a matter of conjuctions

Later, you’ll wonder if it ever really happened
brain attack-sickness or nearly catastrophic disease or headache
did it ever happen syndrome

The bills will serve as tangible proof you were there.

You were there.