nurse's daughter

To our frontline workers. A poem to all nurses

to all the nurses
those who bore us and those who didn't

to all the nurses
those who know more than doctors and those who don't

to all the nurses, 
those who day shift and those who night

nurses are to doctors what law clerks are to lawyers
they make the professional fly and take less credit

in the name of my mother, a nurse indeed
i say thank you to all 
the nurses on earth.

Toronto, 2020