Warmth in the Air

The air is cold

There she sits

Tiny legs adangle



Persistent cough

Tick of the clock

Body aches

Thump of her heart


The door opens


Her name spoken as a question


The white coat approaches


Restless jitters

Shallow breaths

Trust suspended

A tear settles in the corner of her eye


A smile

A silly song

The ice is broken

Fright melts


The exam begins


I want to be the warmth in the air

Wearing the white coat


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