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The doc then said,

“If everyone is ready
let’s take a moment
to remember this lady
she lived in a house
did groceries 

‘round the corner
a velvet pink blouse
she wore 

as we mourn her
she’s got a son 

who she loves very much 

she’ll be remembered 

for her kind touch

to us, 

no she wasn’t
just a patient
a citizen, 

a woman
a member 

of our nation.” 


thanks for the pause
I know it wasn’t required 

but to be remembered
is all I ever desired


 Raphaël Rivière

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