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Posts Tagged ‘grace in dying’

At first I minded
we minded together
the daily assault of mounting losses
the thief who kept returning to steal more of you

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Bearing witness to your labored last breaths
Family murmurs while nurses come and go quietly
A mourning dove lights on the windowsill
Swells its breast and sings its haunting five-note song
Your eyelids flutter and we all exchange glances
It’s time and it’s the time of knowing it’s time

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