Friday, December 3, 2010

Tenacious --- Poetry 2010



Tattered brown leaves diligently
cling to tender branch tips
determined to make it to spring
before letting go their tenacious hold.

Dementia clients dotted with age spots
coating wrinkled skin diligently cling
to walkers; their bodies determined
to keep functioning until major systems
fail, brain ceases to regulate speech,
movement, appetite and finally the soul
lets go its tenacious hold long after
memory departed…

12/3/2010

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