Rockmallow 2

The fever twists the edge
of blade and pillow:
eyes have pinpoint irises;
thumbs are gargantuan.
He shrinks within the body,
becomes a pin
in a spoor
in a mushroom
in orbit around the bed.
He watches the body
tangled in damp flannel sheets
on the surgeon’s table.
He drifts, he drifts, he drifts.

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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