Tag Archives: Fathers

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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Dementia 2 – Love Stories

Dementia 2 – Love Stories Love Story 1 His fire is fading He tires easily His feet betray him He can’t remember People Words Why we will no longer Allow him to drive But he can still give Great big … Continue reading

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Dementia 1 – The Phone

My father is slipping into to dementia. My mother is riddled with arthritis. They are terribly vulnerable and I am their primary caregiver. My husband’s parents are aging too. It is fair to say that this is turning our lives … Continue reading

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Sweet Jasmine and Grassy Toes

Sweet Jasmine and Grassy Toes Ancient farmhouse Flanked by hollies Sweet scented jasmine arbor At the gate Thick green grassy summertime Grass Daddy making deep Mossy paths with the Push mower Me with my round Four-year-old belly Dancing along Behind … Continue reading

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