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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
what is left when aging takes it all???
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 […]
A last embrace -The poignant end of life for an elderly couple this week .
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 […]
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 […]