Waiting

by hortusludi

Scattered thoughts on a sister dying:

Waiting

Bulletins punctuate her decline,
foreshadowing funeral rites:
‘comfortable’,
‘now distressed’,
‘losing the ability to swallow’,
‘a difficult night’.

Unable to visit
do I send flowers
a card
what to write
who will read
who will hear the cheery refrain
too late to reconnect?