A Doctor's Dream

Robbert Hippen, MD

Spring 2005 - Volume 5 Number 1

 

I suddenly long
to be the ennui
musician playing
piano for the
elevator hit
parade in my
left ear as
I wait on
hold to answer
a page while
on call for
another tragic
case of human
misery and despair.
 
Will my dream
snowball or
fall like a
dried leaf eaten
by a tethered
old goat in
a dank field of
briars and thistle?
Or will it
vanish like the
failed aspirations
of that benumbed
music wizard’s
lost youth
spent rehearsing
for my tiny
otic concert hall?

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