“Night Shift At Cedars” by Shirley Ballard (86)

I fell in love

one night

in a hospital…

an instant

and a spark

was lit…

all night we sat



getting aquainted.

then the shift

was over

he took his guitar

said he was falling

in love and left…

so  much for

love at first sight.

Shirley Ballard

(Miss Calif. 1944)


L. K. Thayer’s Foto Fetish

© 2011


  1. lkthayer · January 7, 2011

    ah…so much for love at first sight! Love this Shirley!! your BFF Lisa 🙂

  2. Lordy · January 7, 2011

    Made me smile…. Love at first sight, bed pans and all.

    Let me give Shirley another award… Ward writer of the year!!!

  3. Roz Levine · January 9, 2011

    Delightful poem. You jsut never know where you’ll find love. Enjoy it while it’s there.

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