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Meir Weksler
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (11): 801. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10908
Published online: 16 December 2013

(a friend, his son)
“They said I should beam protons
into his brain
fuzzy with morphine
and pain

in the room where
he hung on shadows
of life, side by side
with death
waiting for me

that I might see his smile
a last time.

Where have you gone beams
of particles or light or waves
that my son
could not ride you
back to this world.

They said I should not live in anger.

They don’t know
I don’t know why
I’m not packing my bags
to carry him across
the valley of sadness.

They don’t know
anger lives in me, raging fire —
the colour of
consumed life.”

  • Meir Weksler

  • Neodigma, Mazkeret Batya, Israel.

Correspondence: meir.weksler@gmail.com

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