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I Think My Doctor's a Vampire
Blood Lines Poem 14
I think my doctor’s a vampire
What do I do?
I’m not absolutely certain
But what if my hunch is true?
He is ever so handsome,
His appearance lights up the room
Yet always he stands in the shadows
And seems to prefer the gloom
Once I saw him in the sun
His skin sparkled softly in the light
Immediately, when he saw me look
He stepped back, almost in fright
He normally works night shifts
Rarely on ward during the day
When asked about this habit, he insists
It’s due to staff shortages and better pay
There’s never enough staff on the ward
So many come yet, so few seem to stay
Do “bank staff” end up as “blood bank staff” who
Become the vampire doctor’s prey?
Blood transfusions are forever being ordered
The doctor seems keen on these packs
Is it one for the patient and one for himself?
Instead of a light bite, a liquid snack?
He always wears a face mask
And adheres strictly to the rule
The excuse is covid precautions
I think his fangs make him drool
I’m worried about the overall survival rate
On this haematology ward
Accountability for the sudden deaths
Seems slightly untoward
But all of this evidence is circumstantial
My doctor needs to reveal himself
As a fully-fledged blood-sucking vampire
And join forces with my very own self!
I kept myself amused wondering if vampires worked on my haematology ward. Sadly all the evidence I had was circumstantial and no doctor or nurse actually revealed themselves to be a vampire, so it remains a conspiracy theory of mine. This poem was inspired by the “Twilight” saga. I re-watched the whole series of films during one stay in hospital.
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