Cascading spa-colored fabric
That ruffles down, extenuating their figures
lightly brushing against the
Silver strapped heels
An argument about a morphine drip
That soothes pain and yet,
Simultaneously, steals away what
Precious little time remains
Teardrop necklaces that rest
Perfectly between the collar bones
Kissing their skin right above
Caregivers that do their best to
Give care where they can and warning
Where they cannot, whispering,
“Prepare yourself for the end.”
The family and friends who murmur
“Congratulations on your Engagement”
and “Our Condolences” on your grandfather’s health
In the same sentence.
A man that loves me with all his heart
And a man who showed me what love is
Side by side.
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