DOCTORING IN NICARAGUA | Greg Stidham
Like an old-time silent movie
my memories of Managua flicker
in faded black and white
halting and jerking, just
like the tiny taxis darting
round the roundabouts
punctuating the city’s boulevards.
Nurses in starchy white uniforms,
housekeepers with mops at attention,
black-haired children with zippered chests,
healing hearts beating beneath bandages
with the newfound certainty of a metronome
Greg Stidham is a retired pediatric intensivist (ICU physician) currently living in Kingston, Ontario, with his wife Pam and their two foundling "canine kids." Dr. Stidham's passion for medicine had yielded in retirement to his other lifelong passion, literature and creative writing.