for a child with leukaemiaThe crumbling patientShe asked me if she took one pill for her
heart and one pill for her hips and one pill
for her chest and one pill for her blood
how come they would all know which part
of her body they should go toConsider: Have you had a similar experience with a patient? What of the gulf in understanding between you both? Whose responsibility is it to bridge it?
References and Further Reading
Colquhoun G (2002) Playing God Steele Roberts
(All poems used by permission)