Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The Week Before

   
                                                          the week before he died

                                                          he called and asked if I'd read him a poem

                                                          the poem I'd sent in a message the night before

                                                          the one that says, "no one you love is dying"

                                                          we both knew it wasn't true

                                                          but I read it as though it was