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Eloise Klein Healy

Level 3, Northridge Rehab

I don’t know words well enough

but it’s pretty busy to hear it,

then read, spelling one at a time.


No matter, I’m being helped

while I’m walking,

my balance isn’t teasing

or touching me, just laughing a little.


My waist is handled and guided

to where my own room has a window.

Don’t know everything

about where I lived before.

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Eloise Klein Healy, the author of nine books of poetry, was named the first Poet Laureate of Los Angeles in 2012. She was the founding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles. Her forthcoming book, A Brilliant Loss, will be published in 2022.

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