Peaceful End

Photo by Bret Kavanaugh

The person in the next room will die in four days’ time

He has spoken twelve words

Seems in good humor

Weak, stage five, off dialysis

Family has visited, but briefly

He looks a little like Charlie Chaplin, but light kind eyes, not button eyes

The sun is shining, but his organs are shutting down

Pretty soon there will be no rally or joking

Pretty soon there will be no peeing, bed-wetting

Pretty soon there will be no recollection of the world that is giving him up

The body that failed him

The health that evaded him

Pretty soon, the bed will be empty to allow another to die in comfort, in peace, and with dignity

#hospice #privatefacility #ablessing #agift #volunteers

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