Unsolicited Advice #8 - Bluff

to those still green behind their ears:


The elder you might be talking with
may be bluffing!

SHe may not have the foggiest notion

about who you are! 

Alzheimer's, Dementia, Senior Moments,

they are all too real.

As things are looking now

you too may be affected, eventually.

So, stay kind,

cultivate patience,

fall back on laughter,

but keep it real.

Tattered around the edges
no longer fresh and young,
but not yet ready to fall off
- the face of the earth.
About how I feel.

1 comment:

  1. Well, this hits home. I visited my Dad the other day after having not for a while (we have been away...). He said "Hello!" in a sprightly enough manner, but when I asked him if he had seen Mike (bro) lately, he said he didn't know any Mikes. And he didn't know who I was, either. Oh well...was bound to happen sooner or later.

    Moral of the story: go forth and exercise your brain! Hold those memory cells as long as you can.