mother

sitting idle in the sun

thoughts of my mother began to intrude

30 years since we last met or spoke

& I wondered how she was

I put her name in the search engine

& found she’d been dead

for five of those years

the cigarettes had finally killed her

that

& the second hand smoke

from running a bar for half a century

the Will came up

nothing for me or my sister

no leavings

requests or

goodbye messages

to answer any unanswered questions

just finally

an end

to all of that

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