The Hospital as a Library

A building made of brick and mortar,
filled with the lives of flesh and blood.
Rows of human stories placed next to each other,
stacked one by one.

Indexed, organized.

Each one a portal,
a mirror to another life.
Glimpses of what could have been,
and what could be.

Ebbing and flowing,
stories are replaced.

An old institution,
bringing everyone together.
Some stay longer than others,