Post-vacation, back to work
Another usual day,
For unsubstantial pay,
A bystander might disagree
Saying, Nurses are just highly paid waiters,
But this is like diving into a placid pond
To find it inhabited with gators.
Knowing how to tread water won't be enough
Olympic endurance required,
Hand-to-hand combat with battle awareness
And prepared for artillery fire,
Yes, these are the skills that will serve you best
After the day shift, waves their goodbyes,
At 5:31, all Hell will break loose
And we do what we do
So nobody dies.