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she was elderly
bad lungs smoker
a cold
didn't wear her oxygen

hydrocodone
and something for sleep
and she hadn't looked well lately

no iv drugs
no heroin
no fentanyl

no autopsy is done
if her health was poor
and no one is surprised if she is gone

her daughter comes from Iowa
earlier than her usual
twice a year

disposes of the rest
of the pills
the bipap
the tubing for the oxygen
washes ashtrays

it is not suicide
if there is no note
and no one is surprised