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The Parting

“I know that I will miss you,” he said with a slight shrug.
“But the cat has lost its tail, there’s darkness on the rug,
And cruelty is sport for fools, of which I am one;
Better we should part this day, and let the deed be done.”
“I will not discourage you,” she said without a sigh.
“You’ve been just short of horrible in all the years gone by.
You thought that I was fragile, you thought I was a toad,
But I withstood your onslaughts—now go, and hit the road!”

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #194

At the Nursing Home


at the nursing home
horrible medications
dulling sight and sound
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at the nursing home
listless great-great-grandmother
staring at the wall
~~ ~~ ~~
At the nursing home
the moody night shift nurses
wait for the next death.

© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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