the day before she fell again

this time like jelly
Lil said
to the kitchen floor

anyway the day before
I'd been struggling with bags
and her voice slid

inside my head
nearly home she said
like she always did

when we weren't
anywhere near
home where we'd

watch telly
Tommy Cooper
dying on stage for the first time

just like that

Laura McKee

If you have any comments on this poem,
Laura McKee would be pleased to hear from you.