Poetry

Anne Williams: Alzheimers

Alzheimers The shell’s there, the smile The familiar mannerisms The kindness, the love But mocked by the mind   The foggy swirl of Half remembered words Dim memories of life Remnants of habits   I see the fear in his eyes Frail, bewildered (Barry Humphries’ words now unfunny) Craving love, protection   One minute a boy, Then a glimpse of my father Seeing himself going So cruel; this living dying.   Anne Williams

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