Last round (a poem)

A quiet afternoon…

Chemical crispness
settling upon my tongue
we spend our afternoons in hospital
we’re no longer young

‘Can we have a chair by the window?
It’s cold today, but there’s sun’

The page breaks in this book
come in odd places
I know all the words
and remember most of the faces
but can barely read them anyhow

The fog has descended
here on floor number four
I’m tired, but after this
I won’t have to do it anymore

For now, I’ve got my chair by the window
It’s cold today, but there’s sun

(24 January 2019)


I have books available. Links to more information here. 

Or, if you like, you can use PayPal to donate a buck (or whatever amount you’d like) to help support my efforts by clicking on the button below:

Donate with PayPal