Last Modified: November 1, 2001
Sue Markley Okamoto
Was that a wink I saw as I bid my sister Beverley goodbye to catch a plane home? Did she choose to die while I was on the plane, knowing my last image of her was a wink and a wave from that once beautiful hand -- a hand with nails painted a wonderful tropic orange? Did I wave back?
Beverley died of ovarian cancer in August 1998. Every female member of my family (maternal side) for three generations has had cancer except for one, my sister Carolyn. Of the cancer victims, all have died of the disease except for one, me.
An Exquisite Balance
She is shrinking
World news not needed here,
She does not move the car
And on the day we sang