MN (12/17/33 / Chicago, Illinois)

The Hospital Tanka (Revised)

Steps, coughs, cries, echo,
Whispery susurrations.
Child sings to stuffed toy.
An urgent wail, a weak sigh,
Here one is born, here one dies.

by Mary Naylor

Comments (1)

Very poignant and lovely. I can hear the child singing to his stuffed toy. Take care, my talented friend. As always, Sandra