rest period

he was in his bed and he was the
novelist, poet and short story
writer
and visitors were told that it was
“his rest period.”

he was visited by a lady
who was a short story writer and
a novelist.
the lady wrote about her visit
to him
in a short story.
she said that he treated her
unkindly,
seemed ungrateful for her
visit.
in her story
she wrote that
“he was a very bitter
man.”

he later died of his TB
and the lady’s short story
was published.

he was D.H. Lawrence
and she has
rightfully
been long
forgotten.

vultures seldom assume
immortality.