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Taking the Fear Out


Bob Savage, night nurse. I cannot see his face but his large, dark bulk appears out of the night’s darkness in my room at Crouse Hospital. He moves swiftly and silently, leaning over my bed to whisper “What do you … Continue reading

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Lucy in the Sky . . . is Dying


Lucy was gorked out—asleep or unconscious—when I was moved into our shared room.  Lucy is old and small, Italian and Catholic.  Today is our sixth day together, although we have virtually never spoken.  I’ve made a few overtures to Lucy and her … Continue reading

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