Treasure Hunter #poetry #alzheimers #elderly

a grey- haired journey we often stub our toes rattle our mind for memories caregiver regular  in tow treasures we seek but little do we find momentary peeks into a treasure filled mind ******* daily routine seasons change as you age  digging up treasure   Look into the mind of the elderly there are vast […]

Alzheimers the hidden treasure #caregivers #alzheimers #haibun

More than forty years ago,I took care of my first Alzheimer’s patient. Back then we called a patient confused. The trade marks were the same: little by little the mind ebbs and the memory recedes. I have learned much as I have looked through the window of an elderly person’s life. There is a store […]

Time Passage #poetry

I stood on the edge of the universe stars within my grasp reach for them I did I never thought to ask nudging my fingertips a velvety lamb’s ear in an old forgotten grotto nature knows she is here In the expanse of a gallery the paint is still fresh though the paintings are old where I had […]

Beneath the Tree #3 #elderly #Christmas #poetry

Sitting in a chair watching the door for days turkey smells are old something in her memory plays closets all are opened every ornament has a place this big house is empty ghosts in too many a space Sitting in a chair she ticks the number of gifts her grandchildren are grown more often she […]

Look what you can get at the thrift store! #flashfiction

“Hello, Hello in there? My friend Eddie said he got a new head of hair here. I can live without hair, I have a hat. The thing is well things haven’t  been working that well since Maude died. Sure they have implants and pills, but what you offer is kinda like a second-hand version of […]

Hidden in the Garden #flashfiction

There they were peeking out from under the green foliage red against the green so distinct a little worn but they reminded me of my youth ( laying things here and there) then your smile joined mine for a moment your white hair and wrinkles were no disguise for the young heart hidden in the […]

what about her? #elderly

I cried She all alone I empty hands Other end of a phone *** the aged Fear a lonely end Some strive to help Mission to defend ** you cannot take What little they possess Food on odd days Paying bills is distress ** then it happened I was on the line Facing her struggles […]

Substance of Choice #drugs #alcohol

It was supposed to be… a nice little story rosebuds and flowers lovers walking hand in hand by the moonlight it wasn’t… * What writer can take grim reality and put a bow on it? How can they call it pretty? This consuming world, an underworld of sorts,  where children, teens, men, and women are […]

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