‘Good Bye’ by Richard James Allen

The nurses want you dead.
It would be more convenient,
but you are not interested in dying.
Your brother thinks
you’d be happier dead
but I don’t know
if anyone’s laughing
in the grave.
Your wife won’t let you die
loyal to a fault, they say.
I watch you fall away
like an old house in the storm.
Your eyes are so blank today.
Which part of the you is you?