Forgotten

She worries 

Worries she will miss her boat

Her passage back home

To her mother

Her siblings

To the Motherland

Unaware it was decades ago

That it has already set sail

Through melancholy mists

Sailing through times of war

Of stricken grief and wasted youth

A world away from these sterile corridors

This hospital ward of loneliness

Our gigantic shared room of strangers

In rows of creaking hospital beds

Where dementia creeps on the old

And paranoia prays on the young

We share fear and the longest night

Lit by nervous flickering lights

In the not quite early hours

The too late for midnight shadows

In the static twitchy silence

As she cries out for help

And worries she will miss her boat

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