By Millie Dok
Thursday, July 28, 2022.
Tonight a friend of mine will die
No, not the physical dead mortis death
That will come much later
When the disease has hogged her bones dry.
Tonight, she will mourn the distance of her former friends
The busy ones
The terrified ones
The ones who say they will see her and never do
The ones who just never got around to it
The ones who are quietly terrified the cancer will somehow spread to them
And those who cannot afford to be asked for help and money, again.
She will think of these people
And her little boy’s future
Millie Dok is a writer and poet based in London, England.
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