this was written for the #dverse promp on monday 18th jan 2021 suggesting we use a line from a poem by mary oliver. the line fitted with an idea of trying to write a piece from the point of view of a medical proffesional during the difficult timess we find ourselves in. stay safe all and please take care of the carers.
Sometimes the great bones of my life feel so heavy. Between earth and sky in the burnt orange horizon my mind says goodbye. But this is my last sunset! Life just is rose tinted or whiskey hazed, just depending on the company you keep.
My weary bones sometimes heavy with a duty of care to the rest of humanity. Aching for release from the love in my heart. When those in my care get to the other side of the corona virus, their families rejoice but forget about me.
Every time I lose a patient the great bones of my life crumble to dust. I can never view my time as an intensive care nurse through rose tinted specs. The golden glow the world shows is whiskey coloured!
As I stand atop the hospital wanting to jump!
Save our medical staff from weary bones!