Spring 1993 • Vol. XV No. 2 Poetry: Dramatic Voices |

Triptych

for Ron King, Lynnsey Carroll and Tracy Sampson I: Ron Charlie said he wanted to die and Dell and I were the ones, of course, who were going to help him do it. You know Dell--- Charlie's ex, most recent ex. Well, the exes were elected, me and Dell. No one in the family was going to do it, and Charlie said he was ready this time. You know last summer he almost died, we had bedside vigils, the whole bit, then he felt better and went to Florida for the winter. Stayed in the trailer park with his brother, Dirk. Yeah, that's right, same time that I broke my leg, six foot four inch faggot in a cast and Charlie was feeling okay then so he rode me all around the fucking trailer park on that giant tricycle. What a picture. Anyway, Charlie was ready to die, so we did all the preparation, read the book by what's-his-name--- Humphries---got the pills. Everyone knew, the family was supportive. None of them wanted to be there, but they were ready because Charlie was ready. They all came

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