The Nurse

Photo by Cedric Fauntleroy on
The Nurse 

Her frail body 
clutched at the 
crisp cotton sheets. 
I mopped her brow. 

Her lungs gasped, 
fighting for air. 

Her tiny hand 
squeezed mine 
as I bent down 
to hear what she said. 

Don't let me die, nurse, 
she whispered. 

The ventilator 
was ineffective. 
The drugs 
were not working. 
I gave her all that I had. 
I gave her my love. 
It was not enough.

26 Comments on “The Nurse

  1. It’s the helpless feeling of both that makes me wish there was more we could do, but grateful for the love of healthcare workers all around the world.

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