They loaded ur body on the ambulance
I thanked the doctor
People came lauding and grieving
I smiled politely nodding
Chatter and anecdotes were exchanged
I served them tea
Some lay on your bed to rest
I offered them pillows
Some laid you to rest beneath the dust
I offered them thanks
Call us if you need anything, they said
What a strong girl, they felt

But no I was not strong
I was crumbling inside
Barely held together by a taut smile
Yet I live by your word daddy
‘The world is full of bastards
Don’t show them how you feel’




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