A Shared Experience

by Gemma Winzor

A Shared Experience

To me, the office was promising, exciting and professional,

The doctor - the model of aspiration, authority. 

Soon, the shininess tarnished,

The shock hit me, took my breath away.

i was unprepared.

i was a trembling and timid third person.

i was unnecessary 

She was in pain... it was incurable,

i was helpless


To her, the office was cold, open and sterile,

The doctor - a stern, knowledgeable authority.

She was in limbo,

Soon her fears where justified, she had cancer.

She was silent, angry, scared.

The doctor requested an examination - she agreed.

She was exposed.


Gemma Winzor                                    Whole Person Care