I remember

I remember

Thinner and thinner

He became featherlight sinking into Alzheimer

He had forgotten me.

All his life he had worked in a factory

Something about canning fish.

And it was the only thing he could remember.

He thought I was a fellow worker

And asked if I remembered this and that

I played along he was happy

Till the next day. He had forgotten me.

Perhaps his ghost stalks the old factory

Standing there an empty building waiting

To be bulldozed.


◄ when old sailors go



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Sat 5th Oct 2019 13:45

You’ve done it again Jan. This moved me. Thanks for sharing.

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