The Care   Carers are fifteen years younger than you. They stop in for your boy, they shower your mother not looking, they unpeg and bring in the laundry.   Carers have learned the bad-smelling jobs, and soak them as they chat. Brown pivot stains shame a veteran— Old age is eventually a cat   which starts on the brain of its prey so the words come with a delay and finally hardly at all. Children, years younger again   always knew the nuance of the words, the scratchy pants, and the Latin. Grown ups twist as the modern…

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