Doctors Appointment

Doctors appointments

and hospital visits

waiting rooms

which are not expeditious.

Broken bodies

and troubled minds

all looking for answers

that they cannot find.

Some will be told

all is okay

while other poor souls

will be told it is time to pray.

A revolving door

for all sections of society,

a place not designed

to ease your anxiety.

For those who work here

it is best to be blind

even with the accusation

of being unkind.

There is no easy way

to share bad news

but being ambivalent

only serves to confuse.

Whether it is just a visit

to keep spirits up

or even just for

a routine check-up,

when you arrive

at the hospital door

that feeling of apprehension

is impossible to ignore.

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