Title: The Hospital Cruise

Author: Kerry Hines

In: Sport 23: Spring 1999

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, November 1999

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 23: Spring 1999

The Hospital Cruise

The Hospital Cruise

Six months, she says, and all right, but not what she
expected. She'd like to dance more, the sea is
calmer than she thought, and she harbours the
suspicion that each port is the same. But she enjoys
the taste of salt on her lips, the daily promenade
around the deck, the blue and white expanse from
her bunk. And though she misses the water's
rhythm, its gentle in-and-exhalation, the engines’
hum propels her into sleep, towards another berth,
another mystery destination.