Robert McLean

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Robert McLean is a widely published poet, short story writer, reviewer, and critic. He lives in Wellington, where he works in the Civil Service.


The Hospice Room

was so plain –
a TV,
bed, settee.
And dad’s pain.

One assumes
it was thought
stays are short
in such rooms.

And I guess
that it made
sense, because

the room stayed
– more or less –
as it was.

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First published takahe 86
April 2016