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Hospital Operator How Can I Help You

I need

One Moment

to talk to my friends.

How Do You Spell That?

I need

One Moment

to stop feeling

That Room Is Busy Right Now

like I’m the color beige

Would You Like Me to Connect You with The Nurses Station?

I need

One Moment

to catch up

Hospital Operator How Can I Help You?

With my social life

I’m Going to Transfer You to The Emergency Room

Because I can’t remember my best friend’s

When You Get the Recording

voice

Take the First Option

her face is blurred

To Talk to a Nurse

and her name is dust

Hospital Operator How Can I Help You

I need

One Moment

to see the sun

Hospital Operator How Can I Help You

for more than thirty minutes

Yes, This Is Fort Sanders

in an eight hour stretch

What’s the Name?

I need

One Moment

to escape

Hospital Operator How Can I Help You

but I don’t know how

That’s Okay

and I don’t have the energy

Hospital Operator How Can I Help You

I am the hospital’s first line of defense

and I can’t afford its insurance

This poem is about: 
Me

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