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mike’s neighbour

My neighbor died two weeks ago. His 83 year old wife is alone except for my visits.

Retirement had dulled his sharp mind and lung cancer was discovered. Took only 3 months to dismantle a vital human. John did not smoke.

Gloria drove away yesterday to the store in a car with her windows rolled up.

She was smoking her cigarette, same as she did every day next to John. John got her cancer and now Gloria has John’s boredom.

And she won’t fly the flag at half mast or have the memorial until they can be together.

Shouldn’t be long.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ben #

    There is a grim symmetry to it.

    June 11, 2012
  2. The reaper has a sense of humour at time…grim though it may be

    June 11, 2012

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