HOSPITAL HAIKU - Dr K. D. Beernink Poems


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The new interns
      Stiff in starched white suits.
The July heat!

Grinning into
      The newborn nursery
A man holding daisies.

Screaming objections
      In the hospital lobby--
A small naked boy.

All night below zero.
      Today in the clinic
New complaints of chest pain.

Resting on the stairs
      An old man with a large chest
And a cigarette.

Holding daffodils
      Near the hospital florist--
An old woman, weeping.

Only one room is lit
      In the hospital tonight--
And the August moon!

Beside this death bed
      Two old men