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Intake: A Poem by Jill Williams

3 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 10:30am

mom

This morning, giving my mother

to a hospital, a doctor, a surgeon,

a bed – that is the thing, the bed –

to give my mother to a bed

to heal. It makes me feel old, heavy,

full of the knowledge

that this is the first of many

beds I will take her to

as she gets older, and the fewer

and fewer mornings and the slower

sunrise and the calendar already marked

somewhere with a day before the last.

 

Jill Williams is a writer and artist whose poetry has most recently appeared in the Little Patuxent Review. She lives in Dundalk, Maryland, with her wife, their daughter, lots of cats and dogs, and an abundance of love and beauty. She is completing her MFA in poetry at the University of Baltimore.

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