I wrote damage about more than one patient, but after seeing a particular one. I felt very helpless and so I wrote a poem. Often my poems start with a feeling or a question and an answer comes in the writing.
Often the answer in the writing is not where I am emotionally. It is more of a map. A road. A signpost. Where I hope to go.
I was very worried about the person and saw hem very soon after vacation. I gave my patient the poem, though I was not sure if that was the right thing to do.
Hse called me an hour later. "You wrote this?"
"Yes. I write poems."
"I really like it. I put it up on my wall. Thank you."
So it was ok....
....sometimes life is hard and sad. And sometimes I can help a little.
And they help me back.