Vivian, he says in the night.
Take a look at that leg
and tell me what you think of it.
Some time hence, perhaps,
I may be inclined to imagine it might
have been saved,
and I should like your opinion upon it.

Sir Hussey’s examination of the thing
is brief, but thorough enough.
He is able to confirm
that it is better
off.

(from The Anglesey Leg)

© Jo Field