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In Charge
larrylark

He crept through the dark.
 1
“She must have her five a day.”
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Noting marks on the chopping board,
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how he’d become so au fait
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with compulsion,
 5
trimming his nails
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while shredding broccoli,
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topping and tailing,
 8
boiling up cauli.
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As dawn lit the room
 10
he paused briefly, took stock,
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checked thermometer and clock,
 12
Wrote menu
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for next few moments of life,
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while his invalid wife slept
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smiling upstairs,
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knowing she had him
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where he’d always wanted.
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1 May 11

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nice.

and

legoomy
 — unknown

as befits my vegetative state
 — larrylark

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