Coronavirus Care Home

Deborah Shaw


Oh look!

That’s me in the picture!

Always wanted to have my photo in the paper

That’s me

Just sitting



Waiting for death

Oh look!

That’s me in the picture

Never wanted my photo in the paper for that

That’s me

Just sitting



Terrified of death

Oh look!

I’m in my paper!

With photos of old people who all look like me

‘she had a good life’

‘lived to a good age’

We’re culled

Dying in the past tense

Oh look!

‘I’m still alive you fuckers’!

First time I’ve sworn out loud

Been saving it for now

Just look

Really look

That’s me in the photo

Living in the present tense


Main image by geralt from Pixabay.

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