the phone call

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a well known familiar face
dissolved into a beloved face
from childhood in backward
linkages
a singer par excellence
and
fingers involuntarily
reached out to connect with her
progeny to know about her well
being
her son’s wife was cordial
just so much
the son was more so
shared news about his
kids, I shared mine
and then he dropped
a bomb shell
aunty had passed
away two years
ago
having lost
contact
-I was never
in the know
she’d loved us
well and beyond
being mom’s best
friend
~
this is how life pans
out, outward, upwards
dust to dust
a must
~
the son was very solicitous about my well being
being his mother’s son – wife
notwithstanding

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