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ODE TO TOM

She was obese with long, dark hair and I believe she was in her mid 50’s. I am ashamed to admit that is all I really remember about her. She had a daughter she was close with and a multitude of other family members and friends.  I think there were about 13 of them there that day she died. The day before, I had spent at least 2 hours with her daughter asking her the required medical and social history questions. I remember her daughter telling me how they used drugs together. I remember my sense of sadness for this woman’s daughter and for the better life this woman never had.  ...