After Death

Days so busy. . .
Much to do.
What’s accomplished?
Not a clue!
List gets longer
By the minute.
Does that list
Have rest time in it?
Call retirement
And another.
What’s available
For my mother?
Call insurance.
Call the VA.
Did they call back?
No, not today!
They say one thing;
Then they change it.
How to know
Dad’s death benefit?
What? You changed
My mother’s name?!
Are you brainless
Or insane?
Send more faxes –
Make more calls –
“Thanks for holding.”
Patience falls.
Now it’s sleep time. . .
Hope I can.
I’ll start tomorrow –
Once again.
–Dawn Cawthon Behrens

About grandawn

I work as administrative support in the Oklahoma State University Art Dept. For the past few years, I have been responsible for finances, paperwork, and other decisions for my parents who lived in Texas. Working now to finalize everything after Father's death in 2012 and Mother's death in 2013. I also keep busy blogging, writing children's books, and occasionally shooting commercials. I live in Oklahoma, USA. I have three wonderful grandchildren. I am a teacher, writer, actor, singer. . . and whatever else I can manage.
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4 Responses to After Death

  1. granny1947 says:

    Hi Dawn…I do hope you have sorted it all out by now.
    Sending you a big hug.

    • grandawn says:

      Hi, granny – Some is sorted out. Still working on sorting out some of it. Trouble is, at the end of the day, I don’t feel like I’ve accomplished much even though I’ve been busy, busy, busy. Sigh… Thanks for the big hug! 🙂

  2. knittingmaestro says:

    Hang in there, Friend…..huggggggggg

    • grandawn says:

      Thanks, my friend! It’s a little crazy – or a lot crazy. I don’t know how in the world my Mom (or anyone in her situation) would be able to navigate all this. I’m having trouble, myself! :-]

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