Assistant Medical Secretary

York, UK


Strange Times

The phones are silent,
all appointments cancelled,
there are few letters to type,
fewer arrive.

No-one needs help,
we’re all in the same boat.
In a strange office
we await the backlog
when this is ‘over’
and we have to move back.

One day we’ll be able to order
paper and envelopes,
queue for a sandwich in the canteen,
patients won’t rather have heart disease
than catch COVID-19.