In The Psych ER

beneath the buzz of florescent lights

I complete a petition to the court


hand written in a tremor of black ink

my observations    the patient’s statement


the gun   all documented

then hand it to the social worker


with the caveat   This is my son


Lynn DeTurk, a retired psychiatric nurse practitioner, now practices poetry.  She is seeking a publisher for her first full collection, Kaddish, A Song For Two Voices.

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