Pleomorphism

Forgive the cliché, but I think of Oppenheimer watching the bomb

Multiple Hats

Is the patient delirious, staff question.

The First Day

New badge says, “Physician,”

20/20

Many people have asked—”Why the eyes?”

Room by Room

You never forget the howl of a woman just informed that her unborn baby is dead.

Inadequate

I tried to answer your question the best I could, but again you asked it.

Q&A

“So, what are we going to do about this?”

Dear Mike,

I met your grandparents.

Okurimono*

Him, breathless, handcuffed to the oxygen tank in tow.

Wake

Did you know, when I called 911, I was put on hold.

Crossed Wires

“But I’ve never had this happen before.”

Running His Mouth

I’m trapped in the room—twenty-minute visit turning to sixty.

Hospice

Driving in the dark to a South Jordan funeral home.

Mrs. T

“I don’t feel worth a damn.”

Mangled Hand

Kneeling at your bedside, I see your mangled hand.

Full-time Job

Trademark stickers, grigri, and plushie keychains adorn her walker.

Laundry

The call comes in, they’re at it again