Like a caged animal
I hear the nurses laughing again
What is so dagnabbed funny at 2:18 in the morning?
Diabolical laughter echoes through the hallway.
Slapping its body into my room loudly and proudly
A nurse will be in here to take vitals in a minute.
I cannot believe they have to wake me up for this.
Hello. Let’s take our blood pressure.
Hi! Let’s go to the potty.
My name is Lola. I will be your night nurse.
Who the bellsl cares?
I sit and fume
But no one comes.
Maybe I have had my quota of being bothered today?
I fall into a tiny sleep.
2:22 the clock says.
Some idiot wakes me up at 2:35.
Hi! My name is Dotty.
You can say that again.
Copyright © Caren Krutsinger | Year Posted 2020
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