M. DAVID WARD, M.D.
WARD MD. Visiting Hours Are Now Over. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:458. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-3-458_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(3):458.
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afraid of discoverers,
steals into rooms.
she strides into wards brazenly,
a distant bitchy relative
from the City,
accustomed to taking freely.
he walks in welcomed,
the Good Joe,
there to end a conversation
the nature of the visitor
rests in the visage
of the stilled patient.
the living are left alone.
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