Classy Death

I don’t know anything about this woman but I respect the classy way she has faced death. She will lose her fight, as we all will, but she has fought well.

lady with cancer across the street is married
nice guy retired pro photog but a bit of a bore
lists his physical complaints at length
all “lemme tellya what i’ma gonna do” instead of doing it
but a nice human being
i don’t think he ever killed anyone
he’s going to want to “work through his grief”
i hear people do that
it will be boring
i wish i could make him a casserole and be done with it
his wife is the only person he has
a casserole won’t cut it

Well, it’d been years since the kids had grown,
A life of their own left us alone.
John and Linda live in Omaha,
And Joe is somewhere on the road.
We lost Davy in the Korean war,
And I still don’t know what for,
Don’t matter anymore.

You know that old trees just grow stronger,
And old rivers grow wilder every day.
Old people just grow lonesome
Waiting for someone to say, “Hello in there, hello.”

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