Category Archives: Dementia

Love Buzz

Two pieces of sizzly, juicy quiche Nose to nose on a plate Waiting to be devoured Two steaming cups of coffee So much better than one Two people cuddled up together for a time In a warm cozy bed As … Continue reading

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The Ladies at the Happy Table

The ladies at the happy table are not themselves tonight. One of them passed on last Saturday. She went down pretty suddenly—dehydration; a trip to the hospital; back to her room at the retirement center for a day or two, … Continue reading

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Gigantic Feet

A little girl Once learned to dance While standing on His gigantic feet He whirled her Around and around the room As she giggled down to Her own tiny toes Numb now These immense and precious plinths Are devoid of … Continue reading

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Arise, Sing, Tis Easter

She used to make: • The ham biscuits • The green beans • The deviled eggs • The potato salad • The fruit salad • The coconut cake • The sweet tea • The Easter Baskets Now her energy is … Continue reading

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Breathe

Where is my white lace? I am Aliza My breath is your breath My consumptive lungs—your lungs My broken heart—your heart My son is dying slowly One brain cell at a time You may think him your father I know … Continue reading

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Floundering

Floundering It is dusk I drive east from the Retirement community And think to myself alone, “I am floundering.” Do flounder actually flounder? Or is it only a human thing, This floundering? I have seen a flounder Fighting for her … Continue reading

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It’s So Easy To Dismiss Him

It’s So Easy To Dismiss Him It’s so easy to dismiss him now, This man whose mind betrays him. This man once full of vibrant energy Of hand-holding devotion Of physical long-tall presence Of booming lyric voice Of cross-country travels … Continue reading

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