Psychotherapy and Training Collective of New York

Hospital, Spring
by Gwenn A. Nusbaum

Day opens, clouds
release their grip, light

the color of turnips, escaping.
A man reads a newspaper as though

his wifeís surgery will turn up
on one of the pages. He holds

the paper like a shield.
The nurses keep their distance.

You canít see it from this angle,
but babies are being born.

(For publication in RATTLE, issue #34,
December 1, 2010)