The Words He Never Learnt To Say

He lies, dying, in an unfamiliar bed,
surrounded by familiar faces.

He strains for the words
he never learnt to say.

He pissed away precious the time
on people, things, and actions
that meant nothing.

Mortgage. Work. Cancer.

“Tomorrow.
Tomorrow.
Next year.
When I retire.”

And now, he strains for the words
he never learnt to say.

None come.

the words he never learnt to say

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