July 6, 2022

On the 6th Floor at the VA Medical Center

Finally disarmed, my father curled in his hospital gown, a large, stiff fetus facing north. His left hand would, almost in a rhythm, brush his face. I pressed the buttonon his bed to find his weightto mark time: 164.3, 162, 159I rubbed his back but he rocked away, he wanted no distractions What eddy was swirling himWhat boat carried him those […]