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Post Mortem

 

"Why me? Iím not a nurse!"

she often used to cry

at each turn for the worse.

 

She argues with him still,

as though he chose to die

that winter he fell ill.

 

I know, but never say

how long he yearned to lie

entombed in silent clay.

 

Sarcoma of the lung

was a doctorís alibi

for death by poison tongue.

 

Alan Sullivan

 

 

© ____; originally printed in
The Formalist. Reprinted by
permission of the author.

Background
by Grapholina


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