Monday, December 28, 2015

Released – v3

I could hardly believe it
but it is so typical
in this land of plenty;
There are two kinds of healthcare
for the haves and have nots

He was released, discharged
aches unexplained
before he was ready;
Caught in the cracks
the gaps in the system

He was sent home with questions
an incomplete diagnosis;
Pushed to the curb
for a lack of insurance
sent home too soon

Now comes working,
a graveyard shift before him,
the clock still ticking;
Hoping there won’t be a crisis
on the weekend
during the holidays

edited December 28, 2015
Released – v3

(editing version 2)
November 25, 2015
Released – v2
November 24, 2015

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