and she cleared her throat so delicatly

with this tiny

that she made me think of beautiful girls in old fashioned white dresses
picnicing by a river
doing needlework

she did it again
this tiny, tiny noise

like a tiny princess might
to delicatly get someones attention


i only found out later
that she needs to clear her throat
because her lungs are rotting
from the inside out

you can smell it sometimes
when she talks excitedly
or when you lean in close

each time she "a-hem"s
shes removing another piece of lung
stuck in her throat
sab and the girls by the stream
rotted away
flesh fell off bone
and slid to the ground
as she sat in the middle

and a-hemed.
jane good way to end a sentence, intstead of trailing off. 080125
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