For you, who does such good, there is a heaven
Open and waiting for you in your heart.
Remember, then, to enter it to leaven
The bread of life with the sanctity of your art,
Yeast that would a rise in pleasure start.
So when you've signed the day's last patient's chart,
Immensely glad it's only half-past seven,
X-out all but thoughts that grace impart.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.
Audio and Video Music: Watercolor Lilies. By Aaron Kenny. Music free to use at YouTube.