The value of Care.

By Dr Joseph Hawkins, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Clinical lead for End of Life Care, Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust. Twitter: @JoeHawk75825077

When I purchased my
Toaster- don’t laugh,
I looked -at all of Google’s best
(Free) reviews,
Two weeks I persisted
In the search for the right one.

At two weeks in,
I chose the cheapest on
Still made toast I thought.
And it does.

It’s not fancy toast but it works.

Now I have to decide for you.
Not about toast of course, I never saw you eat toast. Funny thought that
Imagine- me thinking about you eating toast
At a time like this.

You can’t tell me anymore what you want,
Not even about… must stop thinking about

Of course you’d never
Research like I do-
You’d probably buy the cheapest toaster
On Amazon.

Now I’ve got to agree your
Funny word-these people I don’t know
Coming in,
You a good 20 minute drive from me
Not as if you couldn’t have moved
Back when you started forgetting.

Now I wonder.
Do you owe me – you have so much,
You can’t even appreciate it now.
I’ll get the carers,
Twice a day seems fine.

They’ll never care for you
Like I do.
Just because they see you now,
They didn’t see you then.
I can’t do the things they do,
They’re just payed to do it.
You can’t pay for what I do.

Also by this author:

Say You Have To Go
The Tree That Stands By My Window
I’m Afraid I have To Go Now

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