Waiting rooms are usually somber.
That is true of most hospitals
and every mortuary.

It isn’t like we need
to be prepared for what
might happen next.

In the hospital the surgeon,
at the direction of lawyers,
has given us the worst case.

In the mortuary we are certain
the departed was no saint
so resurrection is out of the picture.

I’m not saying they should
be joyous or raucous, but
actually why not?


  1. Hello Lou, I agree. I am disappointed with waiting rooms. A bright color would do a lot to lift the mood. Hope to see you as part of the Poetry Challenge this month: pareado about friendship.

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