life floats by*

life floats by;
home movies by
the sea;
tragedy strikes;
a beautiful woman,
young mother of five,
suffers a debilitating
stroke;
her husband
remains faithful;
home movies in the nursing
home;
he dies prematurely —
exhausted? heartbroken?
woman’s parents help;
children are afraid
of the debilitated
woman;
where’s mother?
some leave;
years later,
a son returns —
tentatively;
he keeps visiting;
she drools;
they talk
through a machine;
she misses her
husband always;
they hug;
they laugh;
they kiss;
he’s home
by the sea.
life floats by.

*idea from the short film
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