The Hospital

Itís important not to think about certain things.
Through the continuous window in the long hall
I can see the harbor. One time I lost four hours.
Another time I could only eat Italian Ice.
There is a small room where you are allowed
to love each other in private. Sometimes
they forget to let you see each other
before you receive bad news. It is important
not to think about certain things, and to think
about certain other things. This will improve
your chance of living. It is important
to improve your chance of living.


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Molly is a poet living in Greenpoint, NY.  She has had poems published in places like the Boston Review, Conduit, Sixth Finch and Publishing Genius. She has an MFA in poetry from UMASS-Amherst and works for Greenpeace.