He said to me:
“I don’t want to go first.
I don’t want her
to have to grieve”.

I can understand that.
I could not have understood it
some years ago.
It wouldn’t have crossed my mind.

But in the past few decades
I think differently
about a lot of things.

I keep company with many folks
\who have already dealt with things
I don’t want to think about
but can’t help that thinking.

So every day I move into its hours
and put it aside certain things as best I can.

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