Listen, it’s hard to keep
it up like this.
We’ve seen what you’ve done.
Fifty-six years seems like enough of that.
We can understand how the word “terminal” makes things between us awkward
but an early death seems like the least of your worries,
you’re a bit belated on repenting for past mistakes.
Hey – it isn’t all bad news. We’ve talked with your memory,
he said he’s willing to stick it out, so you’ve got that going for you.