To The American Healthcare Worker
There was an old nurse from Nantucket
who carried candies in her pocket
to give to her patients
when low on their patience
a break from the hospital docket.
There was Doctor from New Hampshire
who was famous for fighting cancer
he would tell the same joke
he would fool all the the folk
about when he was modern dancer.
There was a Lab Tech from Virginia
a young laboratory ninja
he would run those tests quick
to see why you were sick
part of disease killing militia.
There was a PA from florida
had himself a secret formula
to keep himself healthy
washing hands when filthy
making sure to eat spirulina.
There was an overworked CNA
who could never find the time to play
so she would play board games
to rouse the patients brains
after giving them baths for the day.
There was a Surgeon from Idaho
whose keen skill as a surgeon would show
when he would tear his pants
instead of blaming chance
he would take them off and start to sew.
There was a pharmacist from New York
who bottled peoples meds with a cork
trying to save a buck
playing with peoples luck
to recommend cough syrup with a spork.
Here's a toast to our Healthcare Workers
each an unknown hospital lurker
always there when you need
to help when people bleed
as important as local baker.
© 2019 Jamie Lee Hamann