Lament, at Last Known Residence

In the home, the residents take
three meals a day. There is a large
living room with a big-screen TV
and magazines. Caregivers push

wheelchairs out into the yard
so they can get some sun.
Among them, there is a former
principal; an engineer, an architect,

the wife of a lawyer, a doctor's
deaf father. Here they have
either not much time, or all
the time left in the world.

The mountains are visible from
the windows. They have no need
to tend the garden, to light
the evening lamp.

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