Forget Small Talk

Mom was always blunt.
She relished it, I think.
Yesterday was no different.
At the bottom of our tombstone
do you want your name
to read Angela, or Angie?
Your Dad and I are here doing it.
After she got her answer,
That was all.
Good day, and goodbye.
My heart lurched.

for Poetic Asides


6 thoughts on “Forget Small Talk

    1. Granted, my mother is a little detached due to her creeping Alzheimer’s, but she has always been my up-front person. “If you have something to say, just say it.” Cheers, Michelle!

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