Phone call

I’m talking to my mom on the phone as I do every Sunday

She says, there is one more thing I should tell you

Do you remember [[Allison C.]]

I say of course I [[remember]] her

You’re still friends with her mom

Well, she died, my mom says

She died?

Yes, she had [[cancer]]

A rare kind, for someone so young

I guess it happened right before the pandemic

But [[her mom]] hasn’t been able to tell anyone ‘til now

She says it’s like everyone in the family has PTSD

Allison had a girlfriend, too, you know

Apparently she can barely function, she’s so depressed

Allison was in a lot of pain

Those last two years