war hero

tactically,
we assumed
she would die young,
like her sister and her son
who lost battles to asthma

but Aunt Jeanette held her
fight to breathe for 81 years
till leukemia attacked.

Her final orders: “You
better go now before
you make me cry!”

 

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De at dVerse poets pub invites us to write quadrilles (44 words) on the theme: GO

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  1. merrildsmith
    Feb 25, 2021 @ 09:20:14

    So moving, Lynn. She’s sounds like a strong, wise, funny woman, and someone you cherished. I’m sorry for your loss.

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