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funny how someone you barely knew
when you were younger,
can be gone now &
in retrospect, the horror of such a 
young passing, can shake you
in the present---
for with beautiful beryl eyes &
a gorgeous smile,
accompanying the confidence & 
wherewithal to confront a cocky
young male who thought his *****didn’t
she lit up the room &
only later did she begin to fade
when the doctor discovered that she 
had breast cancer &
at 22, she hadn’t a dollar to spend on
health care,
in this wonderful 1st world country that
refuses to create a universal system like
that of England, Canada, France or
i remember hearing about her older brother &
younger brother, who were both in local
bands, putting together a benefit concert
to try & raise the money necessary,
an innocently naïve notion if there ever was
one, but they loved their sister &
though so many did come to give,
by the time, in months, 
the procedures were financed,
the cancer had spread throughout her body.

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