Dried Skin
Becoming dust is how some die.

The collecting of white dust 
on the dashboard, sofa and nightstand
    flakes, dried skin, 
from the old man as he slowly peels away.
© SB Joy, 2022

This is from the: Old Man series. Many years ago I looked after an aging alcoholic step parent. I had know idea what I was getting into. It sent me into a deep depression which almost killed me. Thankfully there was always writing.

SB Joy

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