What does "a childhood where nobody dies "mean in the poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay? what is her message in the poem

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In this poem, the author is contemplating old age and death. The speaker in the poem appears to be having tea with an elderly mother. The mother is not only old, but perhaps senile, hard of hearing and hard of seeing:

Shout at them, get red in the face, rise,
Drag them up out of their chairs by their stiff shoulders and shake
them and yell at them;
They are not startled, they are not even embarrassed; they slide
back into their chairs.

The author expresses frustration, born out of grief in supposing that one day soon,...

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