for Cheryl Marie Wade
Suspicions of your passing raised
by increased amount of Cheryl-based chatter
generated on my social networks.
But, as a Google search
produced no article or obituary,
my conjecture was far
from beyond a reasonable doubt.
Small hope dashed by fellow
crip writer’s column confirming
worst fear four days ago.
Since then growing medicine ball
inhabits stomach, increasingalready existing food issues.