Questions I Cannot Answer
Beyond the hills, the mean sun set.
The color of blood had spilled and spread
Across the sky, all ready for sleep -
Innocence shred, I tried not to weep.
A wall of windows and mountains beyond.
We picked at our meal, not much was gone
“I passed my tests – they told me so”
she whispered with pride, what else could she show?
The hospital famous for children’s care
My pestering questions, I would not dare
Disturb that balance we had achieved
I fluffed her pillow, I still believed
In modern medicine’s words of cheer
“Hospital” is “Medical Center “: here.
Through the long night, with jello and tea
I watched from the space arranged for me.