#InternationalNursesDay2021. 12th May. This is my belated celebration of all the work of these dedicated folk who work long hours and who are often poorly paid. If you would like your unpublished/published poetry and short prose about nurses featured please DM me or message my WordPress site. Same applies to artworkers.

nurses day


keeping borzoi


The nurse forgets her mask,
and the boy reminds her to act
according to the masquerade.

Morning, the morbid wind
(the boy calls it so) blows brown
leaves in the yards
and green curtains in the room.

The oxygen level dips a bit.
The nurse brings some flowers
the day next; she has her mask on,
but in this act we all can
perceive her from those eyes.

-Kushal Poddar

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