by Lee Morris
My father was a wise man. A man of secrets.
He knew, he said, that I would one day bring his death.
But he loved me and gave me everything I needed to bring life.
So I did not kill my father.
I saved him. Twice.
Now he lies in my surgery again. I cannot save him this time.
I can give him days of mindless pain. Or I can bring quiet comfort
© 2012 Lee Morris
Lee Morris believes it does no good to second guess an oracle. She has published in Bewildering Stories and in Flashshot.
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