Nowhere else to go

Eddie, an old high school classmate
has begun home hospice
his daughter posts on Facebook.
His prostate cancer has finally got
the better of him but please
keep your thoughts and prayers coming.

Ed’s been struggling a while with this demon
didn’t make it to the 50th Reunion last year
but “I’m not giving up fighting the fight of my life”
he wrote in an email to me.

We were not friends in high school.
He was Mr. Popularity, captain of the football team
President of the Key Club and Boosters, voted
Most likely to succeed . . .
And me, well not so much.

 

 

 

About the Author: Michael Estabrook is a recently retired baby boomer child-of-the-sixties poet freed finally after working 40 years for “The Man” and sometimes “The Woman.” No more useless meetings under florescent lights in stuffy windowless rooms. Now he’s able to devote serious time to making better poems when he’s not, of course, trying to satisfy his wife’s legendary Honey-Do List.