To The Young Nurse

A month ago

At my first hospital visit

In a year,

I met you.

Be nice to the nurses,

They šŸ’› bananas like the rest of us,

They don’t usually inquire

About whether their patient’s “personal lives “

Were a life choice.

When I told her,

I can’t be pregnant,

I didn’t even joke,

About being the virgin Mary.

You don’t need to know,

And you don’t need to judge me,

For not fcking like a rabbit,

But I can’t stop you.


Published by sickybeat

I am a writer with an extremely active imagination. I love learning answers to questions and what makes everything and everyone tick. I am a "Unique case, medically" if nothing else. I am flawed in my extreme aversion to failure (even when "success" isn't good for me,) but have come a long way in ditching the perfectionist mindset. I like people whose default setting toward others is compassion, an open mind, and honesty

2 thoughts on “To The Young Nurse

  1. A brave post! Your premise for this blog is brave. I wish hundreds of others who might feel like giving up could find you and read your words. Does Emma subscribe and receive these powerful poems? Does your sister? Sure hope so, Misty. I just got back from my oncology appointment at the hospital and am shaking all over, but rereading your words allows me to feel good things like compassion for you and others, and not just fear and concerns about myself. The great gift of good poetry torn from the guts.

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