Post Op.( Rebooted as “With Good Intentions” 2 August 2019)

Tears welled in his eyes,
his breast filled with relief,
another young life saved;
his surgical skills
again exonerated,
despite the excruciating cramp
around his fingers and
stiffness in his joints;
Master Surgeon still after
all these very long years,
shuffling down the corridor
eyes wearied by concentration,
flickering billowing gaslight
making it seem darker still;
He had saved a very precious
young life,that knowledge lit
his footsteps the way out,
out into the daylight;
A great doctor who had
fretted and performed
near surgical miracles,
now face to face
with the anxious mother,
“Is He..?”
“He is fine,there are no complications”
“when he fell ill,I thought he might die”
“no worries now,I’m sure your son
will enjoy a long and happy life”
“Thank you Doctor”
“Good day,Frau Hitler”.

(Louis Kasatkin has asserted his Right under the Copyright,Designs&Patents Act 1998 to be identified as the author of this work)

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