#NaPoWriMo Day 16 – Dear ER Doctor Whose Name I Never Caught

Your hand on mine was
an unexpected comfort
The look of frustration in
your eyes meant you cared
I wasn’t used to that
I was a speck of dust
on a white coat to
be flicked and filed away
But not that day
Your blue-grey scrubs
made you look like a
bedside cloud
through my blurry eyes
Your tears, my tears
If only compassionate rain
could cure
But you tried,
and your kindness endured
I won’t forget you,
your apology for my pain
that you were powerless to
control, or how you
sat there in that plastic
chair with me when no one else would
Young doctor,
you are good
I pray you stayed that way,
and that another lonely soul
stuck in a hospital bed,
wondering if they’ll wake up dead,
can feel the wellness in your simple touch
It helps more than you know
It means so much
Thank you
© Jennifer Patino (2017)
* Note:  I did the optional prompt today: Write a poem in letter form. Thanks so much for reading!

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