Isolation

TELEPHONE CALL

I’m eighty and I’m alone

The oldest one left alive

You’re young and alone

But I’m old … you must come and see me

sometime

You know my address … it’s 19 Park Terrace

Quite near the museum

I’m your mother’s mother’s sister and I probably

wouldn’t know you but you must come and see me

sometime

I hope that you’re listening and not simply waiting

For me to run out of words …

Give my love to your parents, and ask them to bring you to see me sometime

I’m eighty this month, and I’m alone …

Give my love to the family

Merry Christmas … goodbye.

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