ponderous currents

 

what do you do
when your parent
becomes your child?

when they’re lost in old
memories and cannot
find their way back to
reality’s present?

how do you map a mind
with its labyrinth of neural
pathways meandering
like tributaries of wild
untame-able river?

 


My father is suffering from dementia following Covid isolation and oxygen deprivation. 

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Becoming His Tapestry
    Jan 28, 2021 @ 22:43:41

    Oh no my friend. Praying for you

    Reply

  2. kurtandjennifer
    Jan 28, 2021 @ 08:40:27

    This has to be so hard. Thanks for sharing about your struggle with such an evocative poem..

    Reply

  3. msjadeli
    Jan 27, 2021 @ 22:21:51

    Oh no, Lynn, it has to be so difficult to see your day this way. Is he aware of what’s going on?

    Reply

  4. Frank Hubeny
    Jan 27, 2021 @ 22:21:28

    I am sorry to hear this about your father.

    Reply

  5. Carol Congalton
    Jan 27, 2021 @ 22:17:50

    So sorry to hear that your father is going through this journey of dementia. Strength and peace for you.

    Reply

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