Foreign Nurses – A Poem

Reading @MichaelRosenYes‘s poem about his tracheostomy reminded me of my stay in hospital (non-covid-related). All my nurses were ‘foreign’ & all were lovely, calming, supportive. Still hear ignorance about them ‘taking jobs’ or not belonging. I wrote this poem about them.

This poem is from my chapbook collection, ‘We Found a Shadow – Poems from a Hospital Bed’, which you can read here. I hope you enjoy it.

I’ve been on hiatus for a while during my house-move, but I hope to start writing again, and sending my poetry out to other venues.

#nhs