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Kevin Fitzpatrick

Kevin Fitzpatrick is a nurse in a small local hospital. He is also going to school and things that didn’t seem important the first time around now have a new meaning.

— From April 1980
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Doing What I Do

Nursing — My Wounds And Theirs

I started out to help but I’ve hurt. I wanted to defend, but I became a judge. I was to be warm and generous but I grew cold. In doing for others I forgot myself. I’m supposed to be feminine and defer but I’m a male and chafe.

April 1980
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