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

(from The Anglesey Leg)

© Jo Field