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The last time.

An interview with Raymond Briggs

SQL Male
A month ago
I walk this path every day.
One day, I know,
I will walk it for the last time.
How any other last times are there?
How many not remembered?

The last time you kissed your mother.
the last time you hugged your father.
The last time you made love with someone.
The other unremembered last times.

The last time your little boy
Climbed onto your shoulders.
The last time your little girl
Wrapped her arms round your neck,
And cuddled you.

I know there will be a last time
I walk this path, before the hospital,
Before the home, before - something.
And the irony is you never know,
At the time.
That it is to be the last time.

Raymond Briggs.
SQL Male
A month ago
"Very Profound" as he says himself.


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