The text Chattri
a smooth sepia image:
'A' Block, Kitchener Hospital
I find two of you
leaning out from the second window -
both of you wear bright, white turbans
that halo you in the winter light.
The trees naked,
struggle to stretch,
to reach you, aid your escape.
I look closer and find more of you,
faint shadows, behind the pane.
Halos at different heights - some of you perhaps
sitting, gazing out at the sky,
the same sky that covered you in France
and home, safe,