Shawn L. Bird

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poem- before the diagnosis November 19, 2020

Filed under: poem,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:26 am
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I already knew.

In the photos

her smile flounders

before it finds her eyes.

She is missing,

though her body

moves, leaves the kettle

to boil dry, starts something

for dinner, while the last

idea burns.


2 Responses to “poem- before the diagnosis”

  1. Lesley Says:

    So poignant Shawn. You just painted a picture of my mother who had Alzheimers and died18 years ago on Nov. 1st.

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