White coats

watchful glances
from patient eyes –
silent waiting room

one white coat
asking the other
who knows what…

I’m asking
what I know already
the rest forgotten

she’s sewing in
a friendly word ~
with every stitch

mumbling thanks
a bit more puzzled
I shut the door

© Marc

(Sequence, Blithe Spirit, BHS Vol.28.4, 2018)