Sometimes I’m aware
mine could be
the last hand
you hold.
my ability to stay
for death
is strange.
whoever
you are
or
however
i arrived
by your side,
i won’t let go.
i will guide you to
the threshold
wait to see you
off
watch as friends gather
to welcome you
then
walk to my
car
alone
unsure of voice
wondering how
i landed in such
an honorable
spot.

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