What A Circus by Mike Zone

Again, I thought about my father’s mother
at nearly 100 years old
who ignored me
nearly all my life
especially when I was born
near death
pre-maturely sending out
the bereavement card
now sitting in front of a giant screen tv.
at an upscale christian nursing home
fresh flowers- attended by barely legal turn nurses
waiting to die
with but one request
everyone wants a relationship near death

mike-zone
Michael Zone is the author of Fellow Passengers: Pubic Transit Poetry, Meditations & Musings and Better than the Movies: 4 Screenplays. His work has been featured in Because Eileen, Dead Snakes, Horror Trash Sleaze, In Between Hangovers, Sick Lit Magazine, Three Line Poetry, Triadae Magazine and The Voices Project. He scrapes by in Grand Rapids, MI
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