friend’s father needs new right hip
goes to see doctor

registered nurse says
we don’t have a chest x-ray
on file – let’s take one

find spot on x-ray
it’s cancer – but only one
millimeter long

doctor is hopeful-
it has not metastasized
and can be removed

/ / /

This poem was written in response to the serendipity prompt at Haiku Heights.


13 thoughts on “serendipity

    • siggi, thank you. Nurses do amazing work – and deserve more recognition. This is an extraordinary example (from my perspective), but nurses do positive things all the time for so many people. And thank you for the kind words on my poem.


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