Patrons’ Poems – In Hospital by Tom Leonard

in hospital


I like seeing nurse frieda knitting

as I like watching my wife knitting

as I liked watching my mother knitting

though she was more of a dabber

(plain and purl, plain and purl)

it’s not

“women being in their place”

or knitting the chains that keep them down


the future, knitting the future

the present peaceful, quiet

as if

the same woman knitting

for a thousand years


     Tom  Leonard

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