H. Rand Swansey

Rookie (Friday, March 13,1959 / Michigan USA)


At first, the telltale signs were few and inconsistent-
a momentary shortness of breath; a dry, unproductive cough;
quick, stabbing pains like split-second jolts of electricity-
nothing to indicate the destruction developing inside his chest.

So he ignored them.

Have you had a chest x-ray, I suggested, rather than asked,
for the second or third time that summer.

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