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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