Paul Sunstone chose this piece for Pay It Forward Thursday
Was it four years ago
When you were in the kitchen, insisting on helping with the dishes
You took so long
Running the disposal dry for minutes at a time.
Was it three years ago
In the cold, you in your green trenchcoat and walker
And I took you to a Chinese restaurant
For your latest obsession, orange chicken.
You hugged the waitress and told her you loved her.
Was it two years ago
When I was feeding you ice cream in bed
Sugar free, but we didn’t tell you that.
You ate it all, every time if I let you.
You told us you weren’t sick.
Was it one year ago
We’d asked you if you were done with meds
And you nodded an emphatic yes
One of the last things you said.
We held your blue fingers
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