Saturday, December 27, 2014


It has arrived
full blown hatred
threats of suicide
physical attacks
mental attacks
total mayhem

There is no reason
shall I call EMTs
or the police or let
it all blow over
in the morning no

Except I remember
everything as days
pass in misery over
and over and over
I try, I give, I do all
I can from love

Insanity doesn’t know
love and compassion
or appreciation for
what it takes to care
for a loved one with
Alzheimer’s Disease

It is a lonely journey
it is a thankless journey
it is a brutal journey
tomorrow it begins again
again the struggle to
survive another day

Monday, December 1, 2014


I had a song
in my head

it was a motion picture

many people were talking all at once
I couldn’t understand anyone

Loud motorcycles screamed in my ears
the TV droned on and on

I had a song in my head

I switched the song off