Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday poem #59 : Gil McElroy : Julian Day 2455179

I’ve washed her hair around
the lines & ratios of intensive care (the bonus of oxygen, the
drip of intravenous, the
arterial tap set deep
into her wrist)
 masked, gowned,

washed her hair around
a shattered shoulder, previous

Honest jobs

Facts finessed & cajoled

Gil McElroy is the author of four books of poetry, and numerous chapbooks, most recently Twentieth (above/ground press, 2013). In 2013, he was co-winner of the bpNichol Chapbook Award for Ordinary Time: The Merton Lake Propers (Baseline Press, 2012). He has also published a collection of art criticism, and the non-fiction memoir Cold Comfort: Growing Up Cold War (Talonbooks, 2012). McElroy is also a visual artist and independent curator. He lives in the village of Colborne, Ontario on the shores of Lake Ontario with his wife Heather.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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