|The advisory booklet says,
because my rubbish lungs
and the compromising position
in which my immune system finds itself
put me among those most likely to expire,
my wife and I must, for the duration,
remain at least one metre apart
and I shouldn’t wander
beyond the front garden
except for my weekly safari
to put out the bins.
If she has an itch,
But if she kills me
Meantime, there are other possibilities:
I worry it could lead
Kevin Higgins’s fifth full collection of poems ‘Sex and Death at Merlin Park Hospital’ was published last year by Salmon. His poems have been quoted in the Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mirror, The Times (London), Hot Press magazine and broadcast on RTE Radio One, Lyric FM, & BBC Radio 4.