finally met the end, it slowly
became an established fact
when I said -I’m done- and
watched the doctor react.
Averted eyes, my tears run wild.
I grip a leg, but it’s to no avail,
an attempt for comfort, strength,
my flesh never felt this frail.
Too long have I let it run its course.
A widening hole totally obscured
by welcomed distractions aplenty
-It takes time- she said, rest assured.
One breath quietly follows another
under this duvet, my limited world
out there can wait, I shouldn’t rush
until then I rest here, curled.