patient

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 you’s over, they cease their quiet gratitude

and the interminable ends as a line is drawn under

.

a long patient wait



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