For Mom and Dad…

Disneyland or fame

fill the wish lists

of the condemned,

families always caring

and waiting

in sterile spaces

named recovery, pediatric;

surgeons on parade,

nurses the new best friends,

and files and charts

on clipboards galore

tell just part of the story;

they want to go

places, when well enough,

some for themselves

but most for their families

just to make Mom and Dad

happy, at least once.