I think I could really relate to this ,it seems like everything in life costs us something ,sometimes just in energy,it reminded me of how tired I get sometimes just trying to be there for people who depend on me.I liked this a lot Kevin.
Love the word play of the title. I don't necessarily think it fits with the context but it did make me giggle. I do however love the unusual imagery and awesome metaphor. My favorite perhaps, "hospital waiting for birth or death"