Grandfather explained his passing
delicately with whistled speech,
disregarding doctors notes and crafting
his own, revealing himself slowly
telling me that; snakes,
burrow beneath his hands
creating tunnels for veins
as their fangs sink into his knuckles
setting up a poison drip causing
monstrous creaks every time
he extends his hands, fingers reaching
for an antidote to cool that fire
inflaming his heart and eventually…
I understood.


6 thoughts on “Grandfather

  1. No matter how it’s said, it’s difficult to get over and around that moment we move from ambiguously knowing that we don’t have anyone in our live forever to knowing it clearly. And for every time it happens, it remains no less difficult.


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