Frank C. Modica – 1 poem




He trekked three hours

to his dad’s house, his duty,


driving him to the hospital

for bypass surgery.


In the hospital for 9 hours,

he walked loops around the


brightly lit corridors, prayed

with the rest of the family.


Feeling like a boat tossed

about in the wake of a storm,


he raged against the gods,

besieged the nurse’s station.


He drove back home to rest,

waited for news. At the tenth hour,


a phone call–the blood sacrifice

on a surgical table. No mercy.





Frank C. Modica 

By Heavenly Flower Publishing

Bindweed Magazine publishes two anthologies each year: Midsummer Madness and Winter Wonderland. Bindweed is run as a not for profit, labour of love endeavour by an author/poet couple: Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert. Bindweed can be found at

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