18.

 After my wife has died
 & my kids have gone-
 One to America
 & the other too far to visit
 Too often
 & I am, say, 80 or 85
 I will then be handled
 I guess
 By people
 Who do not know me:
 If my bath is too hot,
 My bed not made,
 My nails not cut,
 My hair-
 What's left of it-
 Too harshly washed
 Or not washed at all
 So be it.
That is all.
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