between two heartbeats
the IV tubing lets fall
one more tiny drop

—Michelle Sanders

Michelle writes that this haiku is "inspired by my time in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units. The irony of the relationship between technology and humanity in the intensive care unit leads to the hardest emotional struggles I have there."

About the author: Michelle Sanders, M.D.

Responses to the haiku for 21 February 2001 by Michelle Sanders

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-09-14 21:26:19

    what a moment!!!

    michelle, these are the times when i dislike the haiku and it's imposed brevity.

    with having said that, might i suggest:

    IV tubing-
    falls tiny drops