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To the man at hospital

To the man at the hospital in emergency seated next to me;

We are strangers. Unaware of each others circumstance with the how and why either of us ended up in here.

I am sorry you are not well.

I’m sorry that you are on your own tonight.

I am sorry that I pretended to be asleep when you tried talking to me. I had no energy and no willingness to communicate.

I’m sorry that my negative thoughts concerning your weight started after I watched you devour a sandwich, some fruit and a slice of cake. As I rolled over I heard the rustling of a chip packet and then a chocolate bar wrapper. I haven’t been able to eat in two days.

I am sorry that none of the nurses walking by are answering any of your questions.

I’m sorry that your phone battery is down to 9%.

I’m sorry I didn’t have enough strength to get up and pull over the privacy curtain.

I’m sorry that I didn’t have enough courage to ask the busy nurses to do it for me.

In hindsight, I probably should have as then my selfish and negative thoughts would have never even existed.

I hope you are better now.

bgadke77 ♥

Published inFear and Fortitude