Tasneem Kagalwalla

Thanks Tasneem and Harper and Kathy and all at Chalkboard. Tasneem, your tale of survival inspired the following and reminded me of a defining moment of my youth….

Breathe, the alternative is unattractive!

I was there for the bronchial rattle

But gone by the agonal breath

My Soul may return and do battle

But my Self was witness to my death.

“But whatever is behind the door

There is nothing much to do

Angel or devil I don’t care

For in front of that door…..

There is you” My Death, Jacques Brel.