Doloured by Kieran Wyatt

for Theodore Roethke

I have been sat in the chair
and swivelled at reception
at eight. Doloured, awake,
waiting patiently for patients
to arrive for physical therapy
to pay the fee for muscular
endlessly duplicating,
eating their time over there,
tapping their thumbs, then
debit cards – contactless.
Content and sat for a morning
an afternoon or evening,
while we patiently wait and-

Kieran Wyatt lives on the Fylde Coast. He is co-chair of GenSex, an interdisciplinary research group asking provocative questions about gender and sexuality. His work has featured in publications like Eunoia Review, The Art of Everyone, The Minison Project, and Dwelling Literary. He can be found @Kinz_wyatt on Twitter.