Hospital Hygiene

Written by: ilene bauer

Sanitize your hands before
You open up the door.
Grab a tissue to protect
From germs left there before.

Purell spigots on the walls
Everywhere you turn.
Still, despite these offerings, 
Most people never learn.

Hospitals are breeding grounds
For every type of germ.
Even if you’re visiting,
You may wind up infirm.

Years ago, before we knew
How microbes make us sick,
We’d take our medicines and hope
That we’d feel better quick.

Now we have preventive tips
That help us, there’s no doubt;
But if you’re in the hospital,
Then hurry and get out!