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Monday, June 11, 2012
Dementia II (found poem)
Thoughts fly out of my head
never to return.
Extinction: sadness amplified,
hovers yet,
the last to go.    

Mud and feathers
clinging to a wall;
the phoebes flutter   
around that home.
Birds sing back to us
an aspect of ourselves.
 
—Edwin Block
8/29/2012
Mrs. Hazel B. Andros Ph.D. said:
Thank you for posting, one of my friends who has Dementia enjoyes being teased and joking. Even at his self. I believe we all need to keep a sense of humor, my children tell me "It is critical" [taken from the movie Mr Mom] Hazel Andros
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