#2,382 A Consultant Calls

mike bell poems poetry

A ‘phone call with my
consultant
[not due –
his unexpected voice
slow by apologies] –
I
welcome a kind tone
these days & we chat
‘bout my drugs
[nil] &
pain
[present] & a call
he received about me
from some third party
to confirm I am still ill
[& no I am not cured] –
My love for our NHS?
Arrant –
I’ll miss it all