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Fate’s Waiting Room

Inside the sterile expanse
Where nameless faces wait,
Sharing a moment in time,
Trapped together for eternity.

The place where agony-filled air
Suffocates their dreams,
As the icy hands of fate
Slowly strangle life to death.

Anxious eyes scan the room
For a savior in white.
Rhythmic moans and stifled cries
Sing the melody of despair.

Squeaky wheels roll forward
With delicacies on a silver tray.
A token consolation prize
For inconsolable souls.

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Exhale

Exhale.

I had a baby four years ago –
Baby never walked.
Physical therapy, occupational therapy, MRI…
Baby girl will die.

Not my baby girl, said I.

“Spend as much time with her as you can” –
Doctors, testing, genetics GALORE.
Stabbing pain in my heart…
Baby girl will die.

Not my baby girl, said I.

I see something you don’t see –
A fighter. A warrior.
She has her mama’s spirt…
Baby girl will not die.

Not my baby girl, said I.

Exhale.

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Happy first day of school, baby girl. We love your spirit and determination.