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Archive: American Haibun & Haiga Volume 2

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john crook




I have just returned from a week and a half in a local hospice to try and get my medication working a little better.  Later I was struck by the forebearance and resilience of the patients, some of whom were close to dying. Just before my admission I attended a pantomime put on by the staff, and whilst there I attended a wedding (a remarriage of a divorced couple) and a seventy second birthday party.  The nurses were available round the clock, and nothing was too much trouble.

hospice breakfast—
last night she cried out
for her long dead mother

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