Sunday, June 4, 2017

Paul Brookes writes

The Want

They have found more polyps 
in her womb, her immune 
system in her boots

she wees as if she needed 
incontinence pads at only forty 
painful school runs

thin blood seeps 
into her husband's boxer shorts 
she borrows without his knowledge

they may have to cauterize

she wants what she cannot have 
more children to mother


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