a long patient wait

idly whiling and wasting away
whilst the malignly incurable careers purposefully on
the persistent pain busily insistent

restless cries rise

long days drag endlessly on

the wheels turn slowly
please wait patiently
they’ll be round soon

brief time rushes effortlessly past

still silence falls

motionless lips murmur now no more
their pleas and thank-yous over, they cease their quiet gratitude
and the interminable ends as a line is drawn under

a long patient wait


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