Monthly Archives: April 2012

Lois (Alzheimer poem #5): Symmetry

when my daughter was new she had hair to her shoulders. I was afraid to wash it– everything about her so small, so breakable & my mother would come over after work to wash her hair. Later, I did the … Continue reading

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4/29–poet’s choice haiku: Siamese kitten

more monkey than cat tucks himself under my chin velvet scrap, purring

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04/28/2012

for too long I have been politely silent it is now my season for shouting

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the lazy man

distilling images into pure form is hard work– & he calls himself lazy!

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who gets me versus who got me

For Thom the men who understand me are the peace marchers the world walkers the men who show up at my door travel-stained wearing recycled-tire sandals from Africa & who preach the gospel of pure veganism; the men that get … Continue reading

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Lois (Alzheimer poem #4): Church

She loved going to service with me Sunday mornings, until the rustling of 150 bibles turning to the right passage became a fluttering distraction how could she listen, get comfort when she was still frantically looking for the exact verse … Continue reading

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Lois (Alzheimer poem #3): Faces, or the unstrung kite

What are faces to my mother who no longer feels the tug of relationship, that nagging sensation that used to say when a face belonged to a friend, a husband, a daughter. Faces lost their meaning & history for her, … Continue reading

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