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The Short Walk

Shoreditchpoet
2 min readJan 6, 2024

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Karl walked out to buy some cigarettes from the all-night convenience store. He had been told that his father would likely pass that night. He had listened. He had heard. He had headed out into the snow.

It takes a lot out of you, watching someone die.

The palliative nurses, Maria, and Erik worked alternative shifts. They had been in the apartment a week. Maria read most of the time when she wasn’t carrying out…

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