Nurse by Bike. A poem, by Cian Manning

A second-hand frame
spray painted red
your provincial colours.A steady cadence
just as in life
you handle the bike.

A fall, a blip
respond with perseverance
did not countenance a fractured elbow.

Diagnosed six weeks later
your endeavour is
mind over matter.

To want is to care
to care is to be needed
the latter the greatest cure.


Bio & Link
Cian Manning is the author of “Waterford City: A History” and has contributed numerous articles to publications such as “Festive Star”, “Ireland’s Own” and “History Ireland”. Cian has recently had his poetry uploaded by ModWords under the stewardship of Anna Jordan in Waterford.

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