They die, one a month, often more.
She had him pass a year ago
But his friend lives –
In a full-care facility,
Where his wife visits daily.
The dead man’s wife keeps weeding, raking
A dry yard – same as when he lived.
“I remember that he went for coffee
Every morning with the man who’s in the facility.
That’s all I remember.”
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, mid-March 2013