5 Dec 2013

3. Arrival of a 75 per center to the Burns Unit – Heather Cam

[1955current, born Canada, migrated to Australia in 1977]

They wheeled him in
just before the dinner trolley
wrapped like Lazarus,
but howling
howling so you’d know he was alive.

Source: Cam, H 1990, ‘The Moon’s Hook’, Poetry Australia 125, South Head Press, Sydney.

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