Free Verse – Kindness – Marcy Erb

Relative

 
Pneumonia
my 98 year old grandmother says
is called the old person’s friend
 

We don’t speak about death to her
it’s so obvious
it’s my last – is no longer corrected
 
When I protest
my father sighs
you are too young
to know a thing about
kindness. 
 
– Marcy Erb of Illustrated Poetry
 

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