Just a routine test… Then a call back
Reassuring statistics…please don’t panic.

Rows of waiting room chairs,
People with distant stares.

Waiting to hear her name,
Her turn in the revolving game.

Pushed here, prodded there
Forced to over share.

Please take a seat

A needle jab,
Sample grabbed.

Tears cried,
Then eyes dried.

Wait a week,
Then we’ll speak….

Please, take a seat….
Wait…. Repeat.

And now we wait for the results….