approaching the first day of August
my God the summer's half over already
wasn't it just mere hours ago
we sat at an outdoor cafe
in the night of the longest day
drinking and laughing
and mere minutes since we sat
a deathwatch for a dying relative
stricken with pancreatic cancer
quickest and most deadly of cancers
a death sentence for its unscreenability
until too late...and mere seconds since
the middle of July saw another turn of fortune
to the good? I understand nothing
as time dissolves and there is only now....
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