Thursday, March 31, 2016

New Poetry by Kip McMillan


can you learn how to place an iv
hitch hiking an emergent vet visit
on your way to San Diego
his teeth spattered
raindrops wrapped in
a tourniquet blanket the size of family
you raised him

run with your thumb out
sobbing catheters
trying to save a dead dog.

- Kip McMillan 2016

Kip McMillan is a bilingual poet in Spanish and English living in Boone, North Carolina. She is a student of nursing and Spanish at Appalachian State University. She hopes that nursing can cure things that poetry cannot and vice versa.

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