Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! Old Age And Senior Moments

Poem by Michael Shepherd

I'm still sharp on memories, and appointments,
but don't remember names any more...
at least, not until 14 hours later when it's too late...

My good friend on the other hand
is sharp on names, and lots of them,
but can't remember events or appointments reliably...

Perhaps we should form a consortium,
have a permanently open line:

'You remember that friend you introduced me to
who we arranged to visit next Tuesday?
What's her name? '

'Jane Doe, of course -
have you met her? ...'

Expect us when you see us, Jane..
if we can remember who we are, or why...


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 22, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 26, 2011