Sitting alone, waiting for some news,
keeping the mind busy with reading,
but thoughts still push forward
tricking me into believing a lie.
The room is silent,
empty except for a few nurses
standing near the walls watching,
themselves waiting for something.
A woman walks into the waiting room
from the small office near the back.
She is cheering, hugging all the nurses,
tears flow down her face out of relief
and at this display, I, the one other person in the room
look away as tears begin to fill my own eyes
because I know my news won’t be good.