“Hallways”

And Emergency: Part Two


We walk quickly

Down the hallways 

In the absence of

Silence.

Is it possible, still 

To hear you?


We walk into

curtained rooms

In the presence of…

Trying. 

So hard, it seems,

To see you


We kneel on the

Blood-stained floors 

As you call out – 

Crying.

Your pain, we try

To feel you


We sit at our

Small, wheeled desks 

And still we smell the

Dying – 

Of dreams, so quick 

To flee you


Yet as I walk

These hallways 

In the absence of 

Silence – 

Your heartbeat, still

I hear you


And Christ will walk

Besides me

And we will taste His

Presence 

My patient, friend 

He’s with you 

Photo credit: https://www.statnews.com/2020/01/24/patients-restrained-in-the-er/

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