Sunlight glints on shiny hulls
and Elekta 2 sparkles

sails flash along the horizon
light sears closed eyelids

houses nestle the shoreline
arms around my head ache

wind blows across the bay
shivers breeze over my flesh

rest on a warm bench
metal slab cold and unyielding

heat on my sky-turned face
healing rays burning deep

Poole without, Poole within
A pool of contrasts

Jo O’Farrell
(after radiotherapy )
Nov 2013