They Aren't Just Patients

Its 4:30 a.m.

I awake. Its 4:35

I hit the snooze button. Its 4:45 a.m.

I calm our crying son. Its 4:50 a.m.

I cook breakfast. Its 5 a.m.

I go to work. Its 5:25 a.m.

I care for patients. Its 6 a.m.

I listen to patients. Its 7 a.m.

I serve patients. Its 7:30 a.m.

They arent just patients. Its 8 a.m.

I love my patients. Its 8:30 a.m.

I chart about my patients. It 9 a.m.

I help my patients. Its 9:15 a.m.

They arent just patients. Its 9:30 a.m.

I shower patients. Its 10 a.m.

I talk to my patients. Its 10:30 a.m.

I make lunch for my patients. Its 11 a.m.

I lose a patient. Passed away too soon.  Its 11:30 a.m.

They arent just Patients. 12 p.m.

I silently mourn a patient. 12:30 p.m.

I assit a patient. Its 1 p.m.

I dress a patient. Its 1:30 p.m.

They arent just patients. Its 1:45 p.m.

I love my family. Its 1:50 pm.

Because they arent just patients. Its 1:55 pm.

I come home. Its 2 p.m.

I kiss my husband hello, and again goodbye. Its 2:30 p.m.

I watch my husband pull out of the drive. Its 3 p.m.

I pack up my son. Its 3:30 p.m.

I go to the store. Its 4 p.m.

I see a past patient. Its 4:30 p.m.

I say hello. Because they arent just patients. Its 4:35 p.m

I check out. Its 5 p.m.

I think about my patients. Its 5:10 p.m.

I drive home in silence. Its 5:30 p.m.

I miss my patients. Its 6 p.m.

I bathe my son. Its 6:30 p.m.

I swaddle my son. Its 6:45 p.m.

I rock my son to sleep. Its 7 p.m.

I undress. Its 7:15 p.m.

I shower. Its 7:20 p.m.

I get clothed. Its 7:30 p.m.

I greive my lost patient. Its 7:45 p.m.

I wipe away tears. Its 7:50 p.m.

Thye arent just patients. Its 7:55 p.m.

I calm our crying son. Its 8 p.m.

I wash dishes. Its 8:30 p.m.

I cook dinner. Its 9 p.m.

I fold laundry. Its 9:30 p.m.

I finish my classwork. Its 10 p.m.

I kiss my husband hello, Its 10:30 p.m.

I get the mail. Its 11 p.m.

I read the paper. Its 11:10 p.m.

I see the obituaries. Its 11:20 p.m.

I miss my patients. Its 11:25 p.m.

They arent just patients. Its 11:30 p.m.

I lay in bed. Its 12 a.m.

I remember my patients. Its 12:30 a.m.

I cuddle my son. Its 1 a.m.

I kiss my sleeping  husband. Its 1:30 a.m.

I love my family. Its 1:45 a.m.

Most of all I love my patients. Because they arent just patients after all. Its 2 a.m. 

I think about my family. Its 2:30 a.m.

I love all 100 of them. Its 3 a.m.

I dream about my patients. Its 4 a.m.

I wake up to care for my patients. Its 4:15 a.m.

Its because I love them. Its 4:20

They arent just patients.

 

 

This poem is about: 
Me
My family
My community

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chloe.krivulka

Because I love my patients.

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