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Together and waiting
  1. Daniel Thomas Moran
  1. Correspondence to Daniel Thomas Moran, 515 Shawmut Ave #1, Boston, MA 02118, USA; dan{at}danielthomasmoran.net

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The people in the waiting room at the hospital

cannot help but wonder just what is wrong

with everyone else.

The old woman in the borrowed wheelchair.

The man with the bandaged right hand.

The brown child whose mother is crying.

Someone has taped paper flowers to the wall.

A person in a green outfit will come for them soon.

They will learn, one at a time, the names of

The old woman in the borrowed wheelchair.

The man with the bandaged right hand.

The brown child whose mother is crying.

They all just want to be OK,

for the person in the green outfit to tell them so.

Then they can be happy again, happy

to be gone from the waiting room at the hospital.

And they can forget the colors of the paper flowers taped to the wall

and the names they had learned one at a time.

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