To let a daughter/son be a nurse
Once, nursing was
synonymous with women.
But not anymore
Today there are male
as well as female nurses.
Once, they used
to wear caps.
But not anymore.
They used to say even ghosts
would make way for the cap
along hospital corridors at nights.
Once, they said
“are you letting your girl
go dress rotten (diabetic) leg sores”?
Not knowing, there are even bigger wounds to care for.
Today, parents may ask,
“are you letting your girl/ boy
be a nurse; a noble profession…
but, knowing the risks of COVID-19?”