Death

They show up with a pamphlet, to warn you when your loved one is dying. Hospice nurses, they know the signs; and they show up with a pamphlet, a soft pink, for you to read. As if reading printed words prepares one as an instructional video might in the unlikely event of a plane crashing — how one might brace for impact, head in lap, arms a protective covering.

You had sought your forgiveness and done your forgiving. Still, it lingers — the memory of…

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Corliss Cheng

Corliss Cheng

an artist writing, a writing artist; a creative pending life’s mysteries and understandings, with reality mixed in: corlisscheng.info