Another Dream of Peter

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

written March 17, 2019

I was in a hospital hallway

hearing Peter crying out in pain

seeing Him on a hospital bed

lying on His Left Side

in a pool of pea soup coloured vomit


and I went to Him

as His Former Wife

to hear Him say

Dr Wilson was leaving

because He hated Shelburne.

Then Peter was to be transferred

to another bed

and a nurse handed Me a bag

of His Vomit-soaked Clothing

and I wondered if it was My Responsibility

to wash It