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Obituary

Rating: 3.8
Today I leaf through the obituaries
and find out who has died among the famous—
an actress, doctor, and philanthropist—
the stories of their lives take up a page.

But I recall my neighbour, Betty Amos,
who, with beads wrapped round a gnarled fist,
attempted to cure cancer with Hail Marys,
never letting faith succumb to rage.
There is no mention of her name at all,
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Michael Shepherd 21 September 2004
Leo - as a professional obituarist myself - so, so painfully, beautifully true.
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