mortal & fragile

little man is sick
vomiting fever nausea weakness
curled on the bed
unnatural heat pouring off him in the night
there is medicine
to calm the tummy, break the fever, soothe the pain
there is comfort
handy manny magic school bus and rehydrating popsicles

i talk to mom on the phone
share worries & remedies

a message from a beloved friend arrives
while i am writing this;
his mother is dying
(pneumonia & dementia)
perhaps tonight

i set this aside
and hold my child


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