Graham Fulton

You’ll soon be moved to another hospital
closer to home when the infection has left
and then you’ll be sent home and we’ll
have to get you a wheelchair and we’ll
have to learn how to use the wheelchair
and we’ll learn how to feed you and lift you
in and out of the bath and we’ll learn how to
wipe your arse and learn how to be mothers
and learn how to make you see that you are
not a burden which is what you fear most of all
but have never been and will never be
and all around us is the day of equal night
and a door for our spirits that can open or close
and the moment to choose the night won’t win.