Category Archives: Cancer

Lying There

He looked like an Auschwitz victim. Like a tiny helpless baby bird. I wanted to cradle him in my arms, But fed him ice chips instead. It’s what he preferred. He looked into my eyes Just moments before he died. … Continue reading

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The End

Tonight was the first time I thought about the body burning. But only for a moment. The call came Friday morning. It was no surprise. I’ll never see her face again. Usually there’s a funeral. A body to view. This … Continue reading

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