Friday, September 9, 2011


Free Clinic.

Three Oh-
prah magazines
and one and a
half apple
cakes later.
I am in-
formed I
am positive.


At the kids hospital
The boy with no arms
On the cot next to mine
Asks if I can reach
A toy that fell
Off his chest
I say, I can’t, ‘cause
I got no eyes,
So we listen to the
Radio instead.

Field Nurse.

How many nurses does it take
To help the Christ off the cross?
In the bible, three.
They hold the Christ limp and quiet
Sop up the Christ blood
Brush back the Christ hair
And the nurses don’t cry
They know better than to tear up
In front of the boys.

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