“Great Hera’s Ghost!” shouts Nurse Gabriel. “You’ve been
asleep all day!”
He blows taps; the quiet room cracks
Nurse Gabriel loosens my straps:
“How like an animal in a trap.” he says. “They
chew their legs off you know.”
Applause! Applause! From the Quiet room!
His hands can barely control themselves.
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