Glenn Colquhoun


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)

updated: 22/03/2010