cloze procedure



we are at the zoo when

your doctor calls you


talk about the lump i

fill gaps from a half


conversation   sun beats

on our bare heads    i


think of cancer nervous

meerkats sit up take


notice as you ask a

phone do I need an


ultrasound  we all turn

heads inquisitively


awaiting an answer



© rob walker

First published on Justin Lowe’s bluepepper blog,  Feb 2011.

Also in tropeland (Five Islands Press) 2015


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