Donal Mahoney


A Touch of Alzheimer's


Wherever I go,
there I am
but if I'm not there

my wife is,
her eyes smiling.
It's been that way

for fifty years.
Not much more
to say except

whenever I go
some place
and discover

she's not there,
then I'm not
there either

even though
neighbors tell her
they saw me there

so I ask them what's
the difference between
flotsam and jetsam.

They have no answer.
Why in their world
worry about me.

Submitted: Saturday, November 16, 2013

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