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Rated: E · Poetry · Biographical · #2256775
When what might be a final conversation is only one way



Grace under extreme pressure:
she can barely stand,
but she did
and she sang her favorite hymn
although a complete sentence
was all but impossible.

Associated more, perhaps,
with a voice usually heard over the phone,
yesterday, I was a total stranger.
She looked at me with a blankness:
favorite shared vital connections
were wiped clean.

Chord cut mid-note, silenced.
You can't say goodbye
when no one is there.




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