Dementia

Your mind is a traitor that has betrayed youIt has left behind a bodyBut stolen your personalityYour ability to have a conversationYour presence is hereAlthough not really We all pretend like you are the sameWhat you have created still standsSurrounded by your familyReminiscing about who you used to beYour wisdom and generosity I found you … Continue reading Dementia

Lines

I stare at myself in the mirrorExpression linesCreasesCrinklesA story etched into my foreheadWhen did I get wrinkles? I want them to leaveExit immediatelyI rub creams, oils, masksApply sunscreen desperatelyI wonder if you see what I seeInstead of looking into my eyesYou are looking at my linesFolds that tell you I’m getting old Markers of my … Continue reading Lines