When the Family Has to Gather

Mommy is sick. Dad doesn’t know what to do.

Red lights. Blue.

Phone calls. A blur of a trip. White coats. Blue smocks. Crocks.

Stern stares. Tubes. Tape. Films. Bags. Prayers.

Waiting. Just waiting.

Phone calls. Texts. What’s next?

Waiting. Just waiting. Still waiting. . .