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I hate to see
your messy apartment
papers on the table
dirty dishes in the sink

I hate to hear
Dad telling you
again
to take your pills
knowing
you will forget

I hate to taste
food from you
green beans
used to be
the best
flatbread
tasted so good
now burnt, tasteless

I hate to smell
the hospital ward
the disinfectant
the air of people
who won’t fully
recover
from their stroke

I hate to watch
as you
slowly
slip
farther
away

I hate to know
I can’t
do
anything
to bring you back.



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SassyJones said...
May 25, 2010 at 7:53 pm:
i almost cried. i felt exactly the same way with my nana 
 
DiamondFire replied...
May 27, 2010 at 10:34 pm :
I know this sounds morbid, but I like it when my poems almost make people cry. It means that they mattered, and it makes me feel like I accomplished something. So...thank you.
 
SassyJones replied...
May 28, 2010 at 10:50 pm :
ur welcome :)
 
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