she died very unexpectedly.
we are weird and matriarchal,
so it’s not someone i visited on holidays.
truth is she was more like my mother,
and mom like a sibling,
since mom and i are both only children.
it is hard.
it will get harder.
i’m mostly worried about my mama.
think good thoughts for her.
she has lived with her for the entirety of her 57 years,
so life without Alice Mary is new.
if you know me in person,
i will not be okay if you see me.
i have no idea how that may manifest,
so be patient, please.