Maybe it’s a case of soft foods only,
hand-fed, perhaps, by a nurse or carer.
Like baby food approved maternally.
Feeding experience, with a sharer.
Tasty, no doubt, with this way of thinking.
Nourishing, too, obvious assumption.
Palpable, that be eating and drinking.
But wrong all this, my sudden deduction.
It did not sound right what was said, given
to the patient, who was hospitalised.
Implacable, her poor state of living.
Specialised treatment, hospital provides.
“Palatable Care”, this was said to be.
“Palliative” meant. The former do for me.