The Managed Care Machine

This Managed Care Machine

Managed care patients
sit and steam suffering for hours
waiting to get seen

First fill out this form sir
handed wads of paper
hokey arts on the wall
everything in here screams

You’ve Arrived Inside
a Soulless Managed Care Machine

Short shrifts what you get
blinded by fluorescent light
in your head disgust careens

What you think or feel here
remains insignificant
intimidating and surreal
Kafka-esque a world obscene
This Managed Care Machine


© 2017 by Robert Lane Wilder