Hospital Marathon: PAD 9/30

Hospital Marathon: PAD 9/30
For two years
I drove past Englewood Hospital
On my way to weekly guitar lessons
At the Amati Music School
With just a glance to the left at
Tuvia’s life as a doctor.

Just a drive-by
Until last Wednesday,
When the worlds I frequent
Were left behind for
That avoided world of
Hallways, floors of rooms, wards,
An unfamiliar cast of doctors, nurses, aides…

And Tuvia finally,
In a single bed,
In a gown,
Connected to tubes,
Surrounded by the world
He knows only as a professional,
With clipboard in hand.

He has long escaped
Patient status
And   for three days
He was the resident of
Bed #2 in room 5428.

A short visit this time,
But odds are
He will be back
One day,
Like the rest of us…

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Categories: a photo a day 2011, A Poem a Day 2011, post a day 2011 | Tags: , , | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “Hospital Marathon: PAD 9/30

  1. Oh Dear! Is he feeling better? I’m sorry to hear this. I’m sending yu both my best.

  2. Yes, I suppose it is. Given this surety, we certainly do avoid even thinking about it.

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