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Dementia – #poetry #2020aprpad

April 9, 2020

Prompt: write an Ekphrastic poem (photo #1)

Dementia

memories of you are
slip
slip
slipping away
like sand through fingertips

but it will do no good
to turn the hourglass upside down

those won’t be old memories
tumbling
funneling
spiraling through
like vintage photos of our lives

no, those will be new ones
too soon forgotten

©2020 Lori Carlson. All rights reserved.

 

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