Get Your Blessings

 

I WOULD NOT WISH THIS ON MY WORST ENEMY

One breathe, two breathe, three breathe, four. “Sometimes, people can hold on for three days”, the doctor told me. One breathe, two breathe, three breathe, four. “I don’t care what this doctors says, this is my mother, she will pass in 30 minutes.” One breathe, two breathe, three breathe, four. “If you are going to stay in the room, you cannot cry.’ Because when the dying see you crying, they will fight to stay alive.” One breathe, two breathe, three breathe, four. I told the doctor that, ”I want her to receive as much morphine as possible.’ I don’t want her to feel any pain, when she dies”. One breathe, two breathe, three breathe, four.

“Mom, remember how we used to be poor, and we had to lock the refrigerator doors, because we needed the food to last the whole week?” “Remember how the ice cream sandwiches, would always come up missing?” “Well, that was me”. One breathe, two breathe, three breathe, four. “The fridge was locked, but we figured out, that if you pulled both the refrigerator doors open.’ I could stick my skinny arm through the space, all the way to the freezer section.’ And grab the box of ice cream sandwiches.’ “Those ice cream sandwiches, fed a whole village that day.”

One breathe, two breathe, three breathe, four. “There were drawbacks though.’ Because on a bad day, my arm would get stuck in the door, and I almost lost my arm to frostbite.” One breathe, two breathe, three breathe, four. “I thought that, I’d finally reveal that unsolved family mystery.” “And”, One breathe, two breathe, three breathe, “Mom?” One breathe, two breathe, three breathe. “Mom?” “One breathe, one breathe, two breathe, gone”.

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