Despair

His wife had died

— suicide

an only son had OD’d

in his late teens

— heroin.

 

If he’d foreseen

— all this

he’d have chosen

not to have been

— born.

 

Infirm and forlorn

— cancer

without a friend

he waits for

— the end.

 

                                ~ Ian Fletcher

                                       Cardiff, South Wales

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