Only one doctor for us

Visit to Retinalogist

Waiting room filled
Some impatient, antsy
Others dilated
Anxious or bored
Doctor and technicians scurrying
Room to room
Pulling files
Names called out
Doors opening and closing
Hundreds of patients for him
Work tedious
But only one doctor for us
Often dependent
Always grateful

 © 2012 Thomas W. Cummins

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5 Responses to “Only one doctor for us”

  1. Anne Says:

    So true!

  2. Robyn Lee Says:

    Lovely Tom ~ a Retina specialist appointment I presume? You can make anything into poetry dear friend ~ sounds like a special Ophthalmologist x

    • Tom Says:

      Yes, he is, And the whole experience is an exercise in vulnerability. Thirty or so people waiting with my being one of the younger and with the least debilitating affliction. Yet I remember how frightened I have been with the prospects … dim or not. (no pun intended)

  3. Thomas Says:

    Very nice. Poetry should be about real life. I am familiar with waiting rooms. Next time I’m in one I’ll pay more attention.

  4. qualityhealthcareplease Says:

    Been there
    Done that
    Got the picture
    Or just part of it
    Half a smile
    Half a mile
    Down the hall
    Someone else must drive.

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