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  • Through his hospital room window I watch cars crawl up and down Wellington Road. Life really does go on, I guess - there's Christmas shopping to get done. Places to go, people to see. In here, the time is measured by meals, and pokes, and blood pressure readings. Sleep time, and awake time.

    I watch his belly fall and rise. I watch the countdown on his IV machine. And through his hospital room window I watch cars crawl up and down Wellington Road.
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