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Emergency Room

To the man in the hospital bed 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 am 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 am 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 am sorry that your mobile phone battery is down to 9%.

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

I am 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 existed.

I truly hope you are better now.

bgadke77 ♥

Published inFear and Fortitude