Thursday, May 6, 2010

i took my mother grocery shopping today

it's never a pleasant experience
she struggles and
i'm impatient.
hours later
as i was leaving
she gave me some posthumous instructions,
for her of course:
call this person
don't bother calling that person...
you get the idea

we go over this a couple of times a year
it's exactly how i like to end my visit,
with my mother.
anyway
as i was leaving,
i thought about the 4 cartons of cigarettes
that she bought-
which will last her about 2 weeks,
then 4 more...

i drove home
even more alone
and
afraid...

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