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Poem: Cold Room

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Poem Summary

Cold room is a poem about going to the hospital in the early morning. It is still dark outside and the room is freezing. They forget about being nervous as they watch the clock waiting for the moment they can drive home to get warm.

"OR & Patient Temperatures" by Surgical Tech Tips

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Cold Room

Nervous anticipation hides

behind sleep-deprived, baggy eyes.

before daylight breaks the darkness of the night sky.


Checking in at the hospital

where a colony of masks demand answers

from their sleep deprived brains.


Cold air continuously circulates in the tiny room,

where she sits in an uncomfortable chair

beside his hospital bed,

freezing her petunias off.


As her blue eyes look towards him

she bites her tongue trying not to complain,

for his attire is a stylish hospital gown

with only a thin blanket

draped loosely over his bare legs.


Their nervousness fades away

as they watch the hands on the clock,

waiting for the moment

they can feel the warmth of the sun,

driving home.

"When You Don't Understand The Hospital System" by Chad Thornsberry

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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