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my wide white bed

Imagine

 

Imagine if the hospital

employed a Marvin.

A monotone, pill-toting machine

who in less than 15 seconds

fires medication directly

into your mouth, offers you

a consoling phrase

(from a store of 1,005)

and pats your head with

plastic hands.

 

Imagine if the hospital

employed a Marvin

instead of the nurse

with her soft-timbred voice

who reaches across

the fear and says

We want to help you

get on top of your pain.

 

Trish Harris

 

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Distributor: Nationwide
Format: Pb 82 pp
ISBN: 9780473405793
Email: books@nationwidebooks.co.nz

 

my wide white bed

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  • Trish Harris

    My wide white bed is a poignant journey through the swells and up draughts of recovery, where hope and humour are never far away. It captures the small but significant interactions with hospital staff and other patients, from the moorings of a wide, white bed, during a prolonged stay in the hospital after orthopaedic surgery. The simple yet beautifully crafted poems make this a book everyone can appreciate – readers and non-readers of poetry alike.

     

    Trish Harris’s first collection of poetry follows the success of her memoir, The Walking Stick Tree (2016).

     

    Also available as an ebook on Amazon.

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