Title: Elegy

Author: Helen Heath

In: Sport 38: Winter 2010

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, 2010, Wellington

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 38: Winter 2010


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I am holding her hand when
the surgeon knocks and opens the door.

Over her legs a thin sheet,
ice chips dissolving in a paper cup.

She's bigger than her body. It has hardly anything to do
with her in the end—the distance between skin and self, endless.

I am stepping out into the morning
walking faster and faster, away.