fear of dying

fear of dying

the umbrella is gone

with my mother’s death
a year ago
i am the oldest
in the family

all remind me
of my age

i visit doctors
more than friends

faith is far away
fear is near


-Steve Shoemaker, Urbana, IL, Feb. 23, 2013

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