Allow me to say something about my late wife
(Who by the way was never late in her life)
She had many great traits but one was peerless
In a word she was fucking fearless —
That’s two words I know and one is taboo
But this is my blog and I do what I do.
Back to my wife — she did not fear death
From when we met until her last breath.
All through her life she was never afraid
Her courage and grace she never betrayed.
She refused to endure the humiliation
Of authoritarian intimidation
Government flunkies border guards cops
She busted their imperious chops.
In later years when her illness took hold
She faced the facts and grew even more bold
In the grip of death she held my hand
And in her last breath made one demand
Do not despair my love stay strong
Live out your life it won’t be long.