Just the other day waking up on the floor
circled by concerned faces in hospital robes,
Coming to my senses from a sweet trance
which I forgot in a flash.
I said smiling, dream it was,
the chuckle in the room rose riotous.
Bleeps, beeps, screeches, and groans,
this is casualty if you forgot.
Little I knew that I had blacked out
while the friendly doctor dressed my hand.
Are you alright they asked?
A little blood shouldn't make you vamoose.
Compassion, kindness, and patience
Humanity could not have asked for more.
Making it so easy in such an alarm
Lives saved and pain taken care.
Why did you pass out on me, the medic asked?
You are my first patient for the day
and the shift has only begun.
Joking as I let out,
It's all about a man in the kitchen,
Never cut an avocado in your palm
the knife may slip,
Who knows what you may lose.
(Dr Mudasir Firdosi is a psychiatrist by profession.He writes poetry and columns on regular basis on varied issues from mental health, current affairs to politics.)
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