This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here.

Season 1 : poem 5

Deputy Head of the University of St Andrews School of Medicine Julie Struthers reads Nothing by Selima Hill


Selima Hill

Because she is exhausted
and confused,

and doesn’t want to argue,
and can’t speak,

she dreams of nothing
for a thousand years,

or what the nurses cheerfully call
a week.

Rights: from Gloria: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2008), reproduced with permission of Bloodaxe Books

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