The Umbrella

What’s the point of an umbrella Held over a soaking head by a stranger On a very wet day That ship has sailed, surely This body could not be any wetter Were it to jump in a swimming pool So, what’s the point of an umbrella   To share a shelter with someone who has…

Public hospitals and other weirdness

Over the last few weeks I have been experiencing (as a concerned onlooker) the wonderful public health system in Australia. What I have taken away from this is the determination to hang on to my private health cover no matter what. First – how to find the patient in the public health system. Shouldn’t be…

The young at heart

I’m too old, he said Love’s a game for the young I’m too set in my ways Who’d have me now?   Maybe once, she said A long time ago But now? What do I have that anyone would want?   They circled in a stately dance Drawing ever nearer They opened doors and drew…