The day has come! Today, 1 March 2009, is the official publication date for The Ambulance Box and Rob A Mackenzie's marvellous book, The Opposite of Cabbage. To celebrate, here's the title poem from my collection:
The Ambulance Box
No one can swear how it fell
into our hands. No one
can fathom its substance or build.
It mystifies all
who think of themselves as whole
but those of us huddled
round our various wounds
are at home with the box
and all it contains.
shoulder to shoulder in the dusk,
celebrate life — sprained and splinted
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