41. Tear Ducts

Mom says she can no longer cry.

Last fall’s radiation fried her tear ducts.

Only one duct remains. It leaks,

unresponsive to emotion,

so her doctor plugged it up,

preserving what few tears remain,

wetting her inner eye,

the dryness no one sees.

1 thought on “41. Tear Ducts”

  1. Oh my gosh…you capture it so well…oh my.

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