Reaching into the pocket of a spring jacket
A jacket not worn since last year
A small slip of paper with your hospital room number – the first of five rooms you lived and died in
Scorched fingertips drop the slip back in the pocket
Flames briefly light that scene as I look back
And flicker as tears quench the fires of remembrance
Susan Burwash is an occupational therapist, glass artist, university professor and PhD Candidate.