Nursing Home by John Grey


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Bodily and spiritually

he has sustained

for over

ninety years

his separation

from the chair

he sits in

the bed he lies on

the nurse who pats his head

changes his sheets –

he has maintained

his independent being –

it’s his to keep

even though it’s no longer needed.




About the Author:

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in

That, Dalhousie Review and North Dakota Quarterly with work

upcoming in Qwerty, Chronogram and failbetter.