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John Garth Raubenheimer

(21/12/1947 / Johannesburg)

All Your Wishes Will be Granted


'Where's my dog-food?
I've asked a hundred times.
Where's my can of dog-food? '
a woman demanded,
Friday
at the staff and patients' meeting.
Saturday at lunch
in the stainless-steel canteen
where we queued for our food,
with knife and fork alongside,
a tin of dog-food stood on her tray.

At Tara (mental) Hospital Johannesburg,1981

Submitted: Monday, November 28, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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