The Tom (The Turkey)


Published March 14, 2018
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Alex Whelan

I looked out thru my window at the bird in the tree

And as I looked at him, he looked at me

Then we both made off our separate ways

With no farewells or comeback days

And I wondered at this separation, why?

For in that moment gestalt, the bird, the tree, and I.



About the Author

Dr. Alex Whelan is a retired chief medical scientist at St. James Hospital Dublin and part time lecturer in immunology Trinity College Dublin. His interests are in autoimmunity and with a focus on coeliac disease. He has published extensively on these topics.


Submitted January 2, 2019 | Accepted February 27 | Published March 14, 2019


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