Swiss Cheese

They say*

That clinical error

is like

Swiss Cheese;


You line-up the holes,

twist and turn

through happenstance


bad luck



If you are lucky

You survive.

And, if you’re not,

the allergy is missed and the check and the dispense and the doctor and the nurse and the pharmacist are all perfectly aligned

like the stars


Skara Brae.


*James Reason

Published by rodkersh1948

Trying to understand the world, one emotion at a time.

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