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Slipper Socks

Charley Cummings

My slipper socks
I wonder who gave
them to me
Heathered maroon
Rubberized screen print  
for a sole
Did they know I would  
need a clean item
of clothing after
wetting my others
A storeroom comfort
in my distress 

These days I see
those socks on rounds
Covering the toes of
DKA in bed 614
Hugging the pedal  
edema in bed 326
I ask my patient
if he is comfortable
He says
"I am cold"
I offer to get him
a pair of slipper socks
Sliding them over
the amputated toe
A comfort  
in their distress 



Charley Cummings
Year in school: PA-2
HometownBoston, MA            
Undergrad attended: George Washington University
Favorite quote: “I don’t know a perfect person.  I only know flawed people who are still worth loving.” – John Green



Last Updated: 02-27-2017
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