Arlyn

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TRAIL MIX
PARTING WORDS

“I’m a goner!”
Mom said
when the doctor left the room
his news not good
“No,” I insisted
“You’re not!”
But that was my last visit

I hear her words today
out of the blue
no reason at all
I hear
“I’m a goner!”
and wonder
what should I have said?

I meant only
to reassure her
though she announced it
without fear
without angst
perhaps with a bit of humor
just a statement of fact

“I’m a goner!”
she proclaimed
None of us knew
how to say
“Goodbye”

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Copyright July, 2010