the hospital drama

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Doors swing open as action blows its way

Into bright emergency rooms, tornado-ing

Through groups of nurses swapping notes.

‘Heart rate 120, patient unconscious’

Shouts the paramedic, while the wheels

Are screaming on the polished floor.

‘You’re safe now’ a doctor whispers

In her flower ear. But she can see the light

That filters from the ceiling tiles,

And she knows as havoc floods away,

A gentle peace will come her way.

TV doesn’t like an ending like this one

But who’s to stop this little girl

From gently slipping out this way?

2 thoughts on “the hospital drama

  1. Margot Kinberg

    This is powerful, Rachel. You really capture the suspense and tension in the emergency ward! And I especially like the way you have more than one perspective here. Really effective!!

    1. patientandkindlove

      I’m addicted to New Amsterdam at the moment. And I remember loving ER when I was a teenager. It made me want to be a doctor, but now I feel faint every time I go into a hospital so that would have never really worked!

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