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Christmas in Texas doesn't need snow
when the landscape around her is
already a winter wonderland
white sheets on white beds on slippery white floors
hospital windows glittering like fresh icy flakes in the sun.
The white hospital gown she wears does nothing to hide
the way life is evaporating out of her
in this frozen atmosphere.
It is two days before Christmas
She has been here for almost two years
her fingers are trembling
and she is so thin
thin like my checkbook
and the hair on my head
which I keep pulling out ...