I scan the headlines for mention of his name
But no; there is no reason the papers should bother
It’s not their fault; they needn’t shoulder blame
He’s just a husband. And he’s just a father.
He’s just a grandpa; just a lifelong friend
He’s just another life that’s at an end.
They just took him off the ventilator. Hours, maybe, at tops.
I wrote this cos I didn’t know what else to do. Besides cry, that is. I’ll probably take it down soon.
Update: Yes, he died. (I have more details, but they are private.)
I thank you all for your kind words and thoughts. I really do. It helps, more than I would have guessed. Which is a problem. See… I really don’t like the verse above. But I really love the comments. For now, all stays.
He had a great life. So, so far, have I. Not a small part of that is people like the commenters here. Thank you again. It means the world.