In a circle, I held your mothers hand
do you remember?
I was there
I squeezed her hand
I heard her sobbing
while her sister prayed
Please bring you peace
Bring us all peace
Words I would not have said
because there are some things I'm too naive to accept
Your words, whispered, clang like hourly bells
"I guess they'll induce a coma -
put me to sleep
because I can't live like this"
"Don't worry, I'll pull through this"
you worried about my worrying -
said more for me, than you
Maybe the most selfless words
I've ever heard