You Will Be Just Fine

Lois Tschetter Hjelmstad
From: Fine Black Lines, Mulberry Hill Press, 1993
Last Modified: March 15, 2004

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Please do not trivialize
My suffering.

You who are healthy
You whose mortality is as yet
Only dimly perceived-
Please do not say
"You will be just fine."

I may well be-someday-
But I do not know...
You do not know...