“The mother who works two jobs,
and hasn’t seen a doctor in god knows when.”
I think of the woman who needs
to get to the health clinic.
The doctor waiting, an appointment available,
three cross-town city buses
separate her from care.
The elderly man who has problems with
the hospital just down the road,
a world away for his weary body.
The mother who works two jobs,
and hasn’t seen a doctor in god knows when;
she has insurance,
if she only had the time.