HOSPITAL WAITING AREA
The man opposite my gaze
framed the wall with his stony face
How to recognize a stroke
how cancer affects us
first signs of memory loss
violence towards staff - paperwork.
All corporate stuff, advertising
opening up the game,
good clean living stuff, helpful to a fault,
inviting curiosity where there was none
only fear of the future.
Urology said this piece of paradise.
When the door opened in the wall
he seemed not to hear anything at all
but pushing up stiffly, rose
and caught my eye.
"M O T," he said to me.