You are needed at bed 7

Code bells ringing, pagers jingling
Start of shift and lots of coffee.
Rounds and charts
Discharge papers
Vancomycin, and lots of coffee.

Start on 1g IV
That’s for VRE and
CPR is not
Not for “Overdose: Cocaine”.
Patients in and patients out
Time of death (years ago)
Time of death
And lots of coffee.

And oh do not
Do not resuscitate
if I fall asleep
on the couch
in the break room
Because coffee is never enough.
Not in this job
Not for me
But I do it anyway.

And the pagers call me into battle
And they say
“Call me please, when there’s a change.”
There’s a change.
We call for an autopsy.


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