The Managed Care Machine

The Managed Care Machine

Are we just reptiles?
Managed care patients building up steam
in agony sit around waiting to get seen

First fill out form sir
handed wads of paper and a clipboard
manifesting gloom
contemplating doom

Hokey art darns the walls
everything in here screams
Welcome to The Soulless Managed Care Machine

Short shrift that’s all you get
blinded by fluorescent lights
through your head disgust careens

Sitting here you can’t escape
plastic horror after horror
Kafka-esque this place obscene
The Managed Care Machine


© 2017 by Kelsey Wilder