okay, what's this called then
the turbulence racking my brain
don't tell me it's the hospital bed am on
it does feel strange to sit down
in a room waiting for the unknown
let's go over list of my outrageous concern
will I get out of this surgery alive? come on!
am I just to brush off stories from back when?
a guy felt unwell decided to seek medical attention
wasn't that sick drove off on his own
next thing you hear, he's dead and gone
am regarding everything with suspicion
dare to tell me all materials squeaky clean?
in my case anything could happen
compatibility testing activated wild imagination
ah, there are requirements just like relation?
blood samples of donor recipient collaboration
what if there occurs a mix up in between
don't be ridiculous, you say, just listen
such warmth I used to feel during blood donation
am not saying my body temperature risen!
taking part in life saving operation
deed humbles if you care to learn
strong appreciation for connection
watching in fascination as blood leave my vein
passing through the attached tube no obstruction
into the plastic bag enters in
amazing how blood sails on
oozing out in yielding fashion
tagged tabbed sorted stored to be given
it is guarded like precious stone
now lying here as a recipient turmoil within
donor can't be in perfect health, I reckon
no one is these days!
I worry about complication
some disease undetected sure to pass on
there's no such thing as flawless purification
lab technicians can only do so much at extraction
oh, I shouldn't have been left alone
unruly thoughts clouding sense of reason
a psychiatrist's presence to dispel appreciation
desirable tone setting in preparation
Wednesday, March 31, 2021