Waiting Room Gothic
Caitlin Sheridan, Grade 11, Caroline Chisholm College -
Tick, tock, tick, tock,
The only sound.
A whisper from a son to a mother.
It’s gone. Tick, tock.
The chairs are against the walls, sharing armrests.
No one is bothered to fight for the arm rests.
Children try to touch the chairs,
On the other side of the wall with their feet.
Their mothers scold them.
The receptionist sits behind a computer.
The keyboard doesn’t make a sound.
The mouse doesn’t make a sound.
The doctor will see you shortly.