“Just because you can, you must”
suggests Kathy Butler, is the mantra
of our current medical community.
In her book:
Knocking on Heaven’s Door
there is over-kill in treating
those who wish to die and can’t
because they’re too well maintained
by earnest doctors with 21st century savvy.
Of course, I wonder
how we’ll be taken care of
as we get closer to our sunsets
and if the medical marvels of our time
will extend our years in such a way
to bless us, or make us wish
they hadn’t been applied.
If i’m able, I’ll let you know —
if you’re still on our planet.