Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Hospital Haiku

When one of my clients went in for a Cesarean delivery, the hospital staff pointed me to the recovery room and said I should wait there. It was nearly an hour before the mother was wheeled in. During that hour I was completely alone in this large room with curtained recovery bays. Bored, I wrote the following:

Prodromal labor
Occiput posterior
Cesarean birth


Right now I could steal
thermometer probe covers
and bulb syringes


I could also test
my blood for glucose levels
with this kit I found


"vacuum oxygen"
"place sharp horizontally"
words on every wall


Blogger I am a Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"... said...


Write more!

Birth haiku. Doula haiku. Mommy haiku.


12:36 PM  
Blogger Casey said...

That is awesome.

8:56 AM  

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