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A Good Death - nhpeacenik
nhpeacenik
nhpeacenik
A Good Death
A dear Friend, ninety years old
Has chosen a Good Death
Under her own Power
On her own Initiative.

In a Cottage with a neat little garden
She will slowly starve to Death
Fully engaged in Politics and Religion
To the End.

She remains herself
Laughing, arguing, driving around,
Hugging, Obsessing
To the End.
___________________

My Mom died, many years younger,
With neither mind nor body intact.
"If I get that way, just shoot me."
She'd said ten years earlier.
But I didn't.

And she hadn't shot her Dad
when he got "that way"
Either.

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Current Location: Greenville NH USA
Current Mood: challenged
Current Music: "And So Shall We Yet", Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir, Ed Trickett

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