Translated by Helen May Williams
From Before Silence: a year’s haiku
Cancer − thirteen years
Remission − seven years
Into the abyss – nine months.
Wednesday, 7th August
Not to know
Not to suffer
To die fast.
Wednesday, 7th August, 8.30 p.m.
Coming out of the doctor’s office after being told that
Marie-Claude died in the operating theatre
End of life
The doctor said
Wheeled from theatre
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