Friday, March 20, 2020

Maggie's Centres

poems inspired by Maggie Keswick Jencks and the radical concept of Maggie's Centres.

Maggie Keswick-Jencks
is the Rosa Luxemburg
of well-being

Maggie’s Centres rewild healthcare

a new era of care
born of a complaint

In a Maggie's Centre
you cannot have a bed
because of hospital regulations 
but you can have a nook,
a book, a cup of tea,
or a blanket

so so

and says

waiting rooms
are libraries
without books

Maggie said
the doctors are up there
in the plane

we’re down here
trying to read
the maps

those who
shared their

fears with others
lived longer lives

Maggie Keswick Jencks: A View from the Front Line

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