Day's Eyes by Michele Brenton is published in the Blue edition of the Alternative Poetry Book
This is sadly another one of the poems I wrote which then came true.
That has happened too often for me to be comfortable.
I wrote this shortly before my father developed symptoms which were then diagnosed as cancer.
He died less than a year later.
I blogged about this poem's origins first here http://poetry4fun.blog.co.uk/2009/03/10/the-first-really-sad-poem-on-my-blog-might-make-you-smile-in-a-wistful-way-5729735/