Chocolate Waters The 2River View, 5.3 (Spring 2001)

Mom, Dad and the Other Woman

Wake up mom
We have to get to the hospital
The doctors say he may not make it
through the night
My mother stirs
rolls back a sleepy eye
the covers shift
oh she says
that’s too bad

When my father dies
Uncle Billy and I go to see
the other woman

She throws her arms around us
Oh dear god
how can I ever live
without him

At last
I sigh
the grieving widow

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