twin bladed

sifter of moments.

You cut and paste and superimpose,

you change and filter;

filling in gaps

or removing with surgical precision.

Hurt and harm are sent offstage

or super-trouper high lit

in the theatre of remembrance.

Was, and ought-to-be,


(with half empty glasses)

in this elbow jostling party

this crowd of witnesses

and fabricated alibi.

The touch of her or him, or this or that,

conjured by a passing scent

or half glanced fleeting sight,

spurs a smile

or panged regret.



filter of fact.

Robber, villain, rearranger;

you make children of parents

and parents from children

in careless abandonment.

The storm of imagination,

in thunderous cacophony,

sieves and mixes, distils and compounds,

implodes, explodes, shouts, screams

or whispers

what might have been

or nearly was,

once upon a time.

Trickster, usurper:

your fallen veil steals reality

as your pretendered sovereignty

claims the crown

and life becomes


upon a time.


3 comments on “Alzheimer’s

  1. Duncan Barsch says:

    In my medical intuitive practice, I have often been consulted by family and friends of those whose parents or loved ones have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The origin of this disease is unknown, however much attention is being placed upon the growth of Amyloid plaques in the brain.Amyloid plaques are waxy and translucent protein-polysaccharide complexes that are deposited in organs or tissues during certain diseases. These deposits cause the degeneration of the organ or tissue involved. Amyloid plaques are associated with a number of conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, Hodgkin’s disease and Osteomyelitis.,

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  2. What a wonderful array of images of this thief of clarity! Good one Keith…Doug Blair, Waterloo, Ontario

  3. Oh, I got shivers. This is so filled with pain and emotion. You’ve captured the essence of this horrifying disease. Haunting.

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