Message in a Bottle
October 01, 2004
Whoever you are, I am writing to make contact,
to get my message to someone who will understand.
It is Friday, 7 p.m. and I've just finished my fifth
phone call to a managed care automaton in 800-Land,
my patient on a gurney in the ER with an IV in his arm,
and they've finally agreed to pay for one hospital day.