Soul Mate

The intravenous drips,
whispering life back into you
with its moist breath.
Coaxing you
to re-hydrate.
Imploring your depleted spirit
to respond
reach out
and suck the bag dry.

Who says machines
don’t have a soul?

Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli is an alumna of the Humber School for Writers. Her novel La Brigantessa (Inanna Publications, 2018) won Gold for Historical Fiction in the 2019 IPPY Awards, and was a Finalist for the 2019 Canadian Authors Association Fred Kerner Book Award and the 2019 Northern Lit Award. Rosanna is also published with Pajama Press and Harlequin UK.

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