Sunday, January 12, 2014


I remember my uncle,
I visited occasionally
but hardly saw him
as I grew older.

He outlived his wife, siblings,
and children, no grandchildren,
I was the last survivor of all my cousins.

It was my job to execute
his last will and testament.  

He was a wealthy old codger
owned property and stocks,
I needed to go through his papers,
and distribute his assets.

An estate sale got rid of his stuff,
a Realtor liquidated his properties
and turned it to cash.  

I donated some to charity
kept some for my kids
maybe I'll take a cruise,

after his worldly 
goods are divided
before I also

turn to ash.

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