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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

. . .

her alzheimer's
a dragonfly
goes . . .
comes . . .

First published, in a slightly different form, at Haiku News


Blogger Devika said...

hope this is fiction, Bill

i can relate with both her and the dragonfly....feels sort of a dragonfly with alzhiemers; seriously :)

Good sets since my last visit,


8:05 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Not fiction, my friend. One summer day, a close friend told me she has Alzheimer's. In the moment of not knowing what to say, my eye fell on a dragonfly, and the association has stayed with me. Thank you.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

clever juxtaposition; hint of sadness; much love


12:33 PM  
Blogger Kristin Riggs said...

Heartbreaking and so brilliantly written, Bill. I'm sorry for your friend.

7:39 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

sad moment well caught Bill

12:40 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Gillena,Kristin and John, my thanks.

7:20 AM  
Blogger Ralf Bröker said...

So live goes on ... Great mix of nature with and without man.

Best wishes

3:39 PM  
Blogger mop said...

Je connais bien le problème !


dans sa tête
son père a survécu
à la guerre



12:28 AM  

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