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Hospital Voices
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By Randy Rich
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Hospital Voices


Black bars like leopard’s teeth
entomb hope,
on a lab coat hook.
Shadows are thrown into tomorrow
for a scrap of bread, a cup of
pure water, a narrow tunnel to trickle
through walls and rat holes.
A voice calls from a dark hallway,
The air breathes hospital white;
the paint becomes a tiger,
poised to pounce on a frightened flame.

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Submitted: Friday, April 23, 2004

Last Updated: Thursday, August 13, 2009

About the Poet
I am married and have two beautiful children. I am a Professional Christian Counselor and Director of services for children at a local community mental health center.

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