Saturday, June 7, 2014

Waiting



At the hospital
Is that baby’s cry I hear?
A new life is born

At the hospital
That noisy lad’s now quiet
Had his tonsils out

At the hospital
Young woman came at midnight
Appendix now gone

At the hospital
The waiting room is full up
Some moan, some drink tea

At the hospital
Man on crutches is all smiles
He has been discharged

At the hospital
Family talk quietly
Grandma has just died


image from publichealth.yale.edu

1 comment:

  1. Hospital are unique - and generally speaking best avoided..all of life tucked unceremoniously behind curtains and snippety nurses..you've captured it well..whatever you're waiting for it is rarely pleasant..

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