Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009
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for a moment pretend
you are not
the infallible house staff,
but the latest admission—
hacking putrid sputum
from your soulful depths
or your festering chest,
depending on your mood.
slapped with a mask,
you are secured in secluded rooms; a paucity of guests,
but for the parade of absurd birds—
plastered in Haz-mat
and peach-colored beaks. your meager dried-up sleep
is aborted by
covetous of mucus
you no longer produce.
your meals grow cold
waiting for you
in the anteroom of
your negative pressure purgatory.
Dr McConnell is a fourth-year resident in the Internal Medicine Pediatric Residency Program at Wayne State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Table of Contents – Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009
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Erin E. McConnell, Wright State University, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, 1 Elizabeth Place, NWG Suite 500, Dayton, OH 45408, USA