Mourning # 17
My face is numb
I won’t slap it
I cannot smell or taste
all white noise
my eyes dart
I move arms and legs
like a robot
I choked in a restaurant
that time we
on a dark night train
neither of us
but we did anyway
in the kitchen
-- my heart is broken.
-- my life is over.
-- I cannot say goodbye.
-- help me.
---- Dr. Susan Moore, a black physician
posted on social media how she was denied
pain relief at an Indiana hospital.
she had to beg for proper medical care and
was discharged too early. she was outraged
because her treatment, as a black woman,
was inferior. she documented her stay on a
video recorded from her hospital bed. many
of her black peers supported her claim of
unequal treatment based on race.
“… when we find ourselves as patients, we are
disrespected, devalued & dismissed.”
Susan Moore, 52, died in Indianapolis
of COVID-19 which she contracted while
assisting her own patients.
A spokesperson for Indiana University
Health North would not comment on Dr. Moore’s
allegations citing privacy concerns.