In the War Museum photo a soldier
to attention under a sheet, officer
of bed, underarm baton, bonneted
frowning down, grim Sister behind
“Playing with yourself?” asks madam.
Sister,” Taking iron jelloids, are
Soldier,” Didn’t do ‘em much good,
“Have a good war then, must go,
carry on dying.”
Lady Matronise will never do good
Sister will stand there forever
baton will one day fall
soldier will never lie at ease.
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