The Poetry Kit MAGAZINE



CITN 9 - January 2002



New Year's in St. Thomas
by David Gershator

throat operation
no food no drink
no parties

hospital bed
doctor's boombox
no rap just blues

in a white
hospital gown
latest New Year's outfit

an intruder
goes from bed to bed
talking Jesus

to poet
don't talk 
don't sing

to talk
I envy the talkers

unable to sing
I lip synch
into the New Year...

Parties all over
the island
this poet's on drugs