The Surgeon

Hands scrubbed
Face masked
Skin pale
Scalpel sharp
.
One deep breathe
Calm the nerves
Steady the hand
Follow the curves
.
Slow moving scalpel
Clammy skin
Thick line of red
Bubbles from within
.
Hands of steel
No ordinary man
One life to save
If he can
.
Waiting for word
Children and spouse
The hours so endless
No episode of House
.
Complete the surgery
No moral concerns
An ethical practice
In modern terms

Surgery now over
Another life saved
Years of training
Repaid each day

The Surgeon

Tony Mutton

Brisbane, Australia

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