Newly Published
Mind to Mind  |   January 2019
What I Didn’t See
Author Notes
  • From the National Healthcare Group, Singapore.
  • Accepted for publication November 27, 2018.
    Accepted for publication November 27, 2018.×
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Mind to Mind
Mind to Mind   |   January 2019
What I Didn’t See
Anesthesiology Newly Published on January 11, 2019. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002591
Anesthesiology Newly Published on January 11, 2019. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002591
I saw
Streaks of blood
As you walked into hospital
Your left hand over your right
Greeted by a flock of anxious nurses.
I saw
Your emaciated figure, scarred further
By the physical harm inflicted
Upon yourself by the knife,
A careless accident.
I saw
The look in your bloodshot eyes
As you reassured everyone
Only an accident
While they bandaged your wound.
I thought I’d seen it all,
Until I realized what I didn’t see.
I didn’t see
The tears that flowed as you left the hospital
The blood that trickled out of your soul
Carving out the words “Help Me”