What to Predict?
My phone keypad knows my life –
Knows it too well, and there again perhaps
Not quite well enough. It makes mistakes.
Who is on what? Anthony on the radio
While I’m on radiotherapy? Why not
Reverse the guess? Do I want it to
Default to Interferon rather than interesting?
I admire the jump from carcinoid to
Crisis – although that sequence terrifies.
It knows that Adam’s goes with
Graduation. It knows that York must
Follow. But no – I don’t want it
To take me to hospital. I’ll fight back.
Let’s call it my Chelsea hotel.
Remember, phone. Chelsea HOTEL.
Written at The Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea