Healing the Hopeless, or Hopelessly Healing?
Hopeless eyes and crying fear
Moving from room to room…
life to life…
Only briefly touching a part:
Futile bandage on ailing bodies,
Finger in the dam of years of abuse;
But somehow missing the soul…
Hidden behind scrubs and titles;
protected behind monitors and documentation;
distracted by volumes and metrics;
satisfaction that never truly satisfies.
Until one graceful moment
that I can truly heal.
Marc Elliott Breen, MD, FACEP