Obituary — Fiction

Her obituary says

how devoted she was

to raising children

born to her or no

including me

barely three

when she signed me away

and added my children

who she’d never met

among the count

to paint a rosy picture

there in newsprint

so it must be true

even though the readership

doesn’t know

they still haven’t told me she’s dead

and I knew then

that she is survived by

someone whose writing style

I did not inherit

I’m more of a non-fiction type.