Afternoon with Dad.

Spent the afternoon there
Watching him sitting
and asleep in the chair

Sometimes we spoke
A lot I just sat
Touching his arm

Watching limbs twitch
Seeing fingers shake
Feeling muscle spasm

Reclining the chair for him
then upright again
Moving pillows

Eyes open, words
don’t make sense
context confused

Clear question
I hear, but
is he confused?

Legs swollen
but face hollow
such contrast

Remembering him as before
Remembering him right now
Which memories will last?


8 thoughts on “Afternoon with Dad.

  1. I’ve been meaning to ask about your Dad. It’s good to hear an update though I’m sorry it’s not a more positive one. Thinking of you. I hope he’ll be able to enjoy Christmas?


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