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Communication Gap

Communication Gap

Hearsay is all it was,

You came and left and I didn’t wince,

I heard but I refused to listen,

Your agony was there but I didn’t pay attention.


Sure, I thought, you are no different from the rest,

A fever and chill must be mosquitoes at best,

Thus, about recent hospitalizations I didn’t try to probe,

Your repeated blood transfusions would have led me to the right door.


If only I had no pre-set diagnosis designed,

If only I had no bias for your complaints in my mind,

If only I didn’t interrupt you before you got to say,

“Doctor, this is my problem, please tell if I’ll be okay?”

Dr. Apeksha Kakkar

M.B.B.S, ECFMG certified

Grant Government Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India.

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