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a hundred dollars every week

Psychiatry 1: The Early Years – Poem 9 

long days of work
on aching legs
run right off her feet
home at last
to yet another round… 92 more words

Mental Illness Poetry

sunday lunch with the ladies

Psychiatry 1: The Early Years – Poem 7 

ah
hello dear
how are you
don’t you look lovely

I’m not sure if I look lovely… 147 more words

Mental Illness Poetry

conditions of employment

Psychiatry 1: The Early Years – Poem 6 

conditions of employment
say a man can’t make extra arrangements
with any other employers

it has to be… 180 more words

Mental Illness Poetry

the smell of stockings

Psychiatry 1: The Early Years – Poem 5 

there is a particular odour
that attaches itself to feet
when the shoes are removed
at the end of a thirteen-hour day… 81 more words

Mental Illness Poetry

first breakfast

Psychiatry 1: The Early Years – Poem 4 

for ninety minutes
after coffee
raise them up
out of wet and dirty bedding
then take an allocation… 83 more words

Mental Illness Poetry

Notes to accompany Psychiatry 1: early years

Notes on poem 2: a ha ha above town

The old institution – May Day Hills Hospital – was built back in the late 1850’s on the back of gold-rush wealth. 1,152 more words

Mental Illness Poetry

taxi shuttle

Psychiatry 1: The Early Years – Poem 3

every morning
at ten minutes to seven
blue uniforms
starched and stiff
cluster in the spilling light… 44 more words

Mental Illness Poetry