Tik, tik, tik, tik…. Tik tik,
Bang! Door flies open.
The light is fading. Too fast,
Move, move damn it!
He is bleeding, I watch as his light flicker.
Blood on the floor, this is bad
He’s not gonna die on me this lad.
Noise.. Block it away, I need to concentrate.
Damn he is coding, ” I need a crash cart stat” I hear myself shout.
Good am in autopilot, this guy’s light won’t go out.
Shock him… Still coding, again… Again, again…
Response!… Oh so close,
Now for the hard part, here goes
Search, for the problem… Messy
Ah! Found it. Now close…
He’s good to go… Outside the O.R
Eyes wet expecting the best of a bad situation.
Hope gone yet still grasping at straws.
Who can blame them. Life is playing a bad joke
“hey… Your kid is fine, he is a tough one”
Relief, not tears of joy. Not yet.. Not yet… That is what I see in their eyes
A good day though …
Tomorrow another day to save lives.
Tok tok tok…
Holding someone’s life in your hand, its a different kind of danger.