Looking Sad Is Plenty

The secretary's mother dying of cancer.
In New Orleans.
The boss thinks of good things to eat.

He remembers to ask: "How is she?"

The hospice nurse says this
and the hospice nurse says that.
Terrible details.

He's busy. Ready to leave for lunch.

When she dies: "I'm so sorry."
Give his secretary a hug? No.
She'll be out a week...

Mary Winters