The First Day

New badge says, “Physician,”
White coat down past my knees.
“Hi, I’m the brand-new intern.”
“Send in the real doctor please.”

Eight years of school to earn this?
The healer’s lot, indeed.
But today’s the day I prove it,
I’m ready. Set. MD.

Fast forward an hour later,
“CODE BLUE,” staff looking at me.
A small voice in my head begs,
“Send in the real doctor…please.”

Year Created: 2018

MD, Anesthesiology resident, CA-2. A former flatlander, who moved West for the mountains.