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Does My Bum Look Big Sticking Out Of This Hospital Gown?
(15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

Does My Bum Look Big Sticking Out Of This Hospital Gown?

Poem By Dónall Dempsey

Call me -Dónall!

The ultrasound
hunts down

my liver
a great white whale

it roams
about the screen

trapped within
my body

as if it wanted to
break free

of me
& be

done with me

'Hey Moby..you & me
Moby...you & me! '

The technician
leaves the room.

I climb back
into my clothes

pretending to be
human.

My liver
captured on the screen

frozen as a scream
dragged aboard

a whaler.

Thoughts like seagulls
scatter across my mind.

I leave

feeling only

an emptiness

inside.

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Comments (2)

this Is a splendid piece Dónall.i enjoyed the read.
Great read, DD, featuring your usual view from a previously undiscovered angle. Always enjoyable. Don


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