Emergency Room

Date: 10/11/08
Doctor: Host
Nurse: Smith
Tech: Richard
We are concerned about you.
Thank you for choosing us
For your care;
The only hospital in a 40 mile radius
With the only room where Smith can
Steal glimpses at the
Georgia vs. Tennessee game on TV,
Where the Holy Host can roll her eyes
When the patient says he cannot
Breathe because the machine grins green
Proclaiming he can indeed,
Where the admissions clerk without a name tag
Brings a blanket and tells him she hopes
He’ll feel better soon, an angel
In hair extensions and a smile that
Radiates enough generous good will
To tame the wild fear and
Gaudy florescent light.