Mens Sana Monographs
: 2009  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 197--198

Life on the British Ward

Sreedhar Krishna 
 5th year medical student at Imperial College London, United Kingdom

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Sreedhar Krishna
15 Harwood Close, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 2HS
United Kingdom

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Literally invalid

We sit for hours

The day passes

Daily purposes -

He phones his wife

She mixes cake -

Cannot be yours

A small, dumb place

Lacking context

White with a blind contradiction of connection

The sitting room

Hums with boredom

A crippled euphemistic kingdom

Of pills or "medication"

Meals cooked and crockery washed

"Neighbours": drama mimics life

Has Max left Steph?

Is Skye expecting?

A concept forms unbidden:

This is what "care" means

Talk to me!

It doesn't matter what you say -

What are the children doing?

Have they opened the new Arcade?

How did Hillary Clinton do in the primaries?

Is Tescos cheaper than Waitrose?

I will wear a pair of reliable shoes to the wedding

Let's play charades

I will finish the crossword, then play chess

Will you come with me to Bravissimo?

Do you remember The Rolling Stones at Knebworth?

Did you prefer Paul McCartney or John Lennon?

I will tell you off-by-heart my favourite poem;

I haven't always been a lemon.

The doctor's care ends this nightmare.

Conflict of Interest

None declared.


This is my original unpublished piece, not submitted for publication elsewhere.

About the Author

[AUTHOR:1] Sreedhar Krishna is a fifth year medical student at Imperial College, London. In between writing books, he manages to play competitive basketball for Imperial College and University of London, and coaches youth basketball at the grassroots level. He aspires to become a dermatologist.