Margaret Alice

Rookie - 3 Points (The Crystal Age / Pretoria - South Africa)

' 2011/05/02 A Magic Vigil (Rev.) - Poem by Margaret Alice

Installed next to your bed with Nici and
the fairies to keep magic vigil, the big bay
windows aglow with silver and dove-grey
clouds almost purpled against a sapphire
sun-drenched sky

Machines flash sentinel duties above your
head, webs of tubes and cords writhe from
them, measuring, monitoring your every
breath, feeding oxygen, sugar, colourless
fluids and morphine

into drips attached to your wrist, already
black and blue from frequent piercing,
you sleep breathing deeply after everyone
came to say hello, your guardian angel
Nici holding you softly, shaking her head

at me and my fairies – I know she’s
the main fairy to visit you…

Comments about ' 2011/05/02 A Magic Vigil (Rev.) by Margaret Alice

  • James Mclain Is It Poetry (5/2/2011 8:10:00 AM)

    Margaret, this is a most excellent poem.
    awhile it has been hope that you are as all you could be..iip
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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 2, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, August 22, 2011

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