Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Stanislavsky's Unit--By Lois Greene Stone--United States

Stanislavsky's Unit

Oxygen tubes tickled tiny
hairs in my nostrils.
Monitored leads left doodle
lines on the overhead scope.
I stared at circular tracks
in the ceiling thinking they
looked like toy train rails,
only upside down.  Life doesn't
flash through the mind while
irregular beats blip on
rhythm strips; soap-opera
scene starring me is what my
brain believed.

(Previously published in 1988, The Writer, Inc.)

Lois Greene Stone, writer and poet, has been syndicated worldwide. Poetry and personal essays have been included in hard & softcover book anthologies. Collections of her personal items/ photos/ memorabilia are in major museums including twelve different divisions of The Smithsonian.


  1. Dear Lois,
    Thank you for taking me bedside in Stanislavsky's Unit. We need more poems like this one which helps us face such experiences when they come to us in life.
    Blessings and hoping for more poems from you.

  2. Lois,
    I enjoyed "Stanislavsky's Unit." Thank you for sharing it and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  3. Thanks for sharing this with us Lois, I enjoyed it very much. Cheers.