• The Caretaker

    Unformed words wait for birth inside a time canal, wisdom processed and expressed, profound uttering. more

    May 20, 2017

  • A Full Heart

    I read him poetry, and he cries. He’s eighty two and has Alzheimer’s more

    Dec 5, 2017

  • Untitled

    Most people hope to avoid This thing I do. more

    May 20, 2017

  • For Alen

    Always See You Sometimes I watch you sleep, In those hours you are who you were And I am just your wife. more

    Sep 19, 2017

  • A Tribute to Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren

    We would like to celebrate you for all you’ve done. For caring for your granddaughter and your grandson. more

    May 30, 2017

  • Alone

    I never thought I’d be alone Sitting by a silent phone more

    May 20, 2017

  • Marmalade

    Orange marmalade is alright. Not my favorite. more

    Jun 1, 2017

  • And Through the Fog I see your Soul

    Never lost or forgotten; you were always there Perhaps misplaced like a favorite pen or a worn address book Taking a more fervent search to locate At times more patience or diligence or even a special secret code would help me to locate my beloved more

    Oct 10, 2017

  • The View From Here

    I hear them screaming. I see their fear filled faces and wonder what has frightened them. more

    May 20, 2017

  • A Caregiver's Prayer

    Lord make me like a mighty oak Roots curling into the earth Strong and steady That my Love might lean upon me And rest more

    Nov 7, 2017

  • I Remember You

    Looking into your eyes I can sense that you are slowly leaving me When I look into your eyes here is what I can see… more

    May 28, 2017

  • Where'd You Go?

    Hello, Hello… Where’d you go? more

    May 16, 2017

  • 50 Disorderly Years

    One doesn’t know it’s an “I” Two says “No” Three erupts teeth Four begins to remember Five gets socialized more

    Jul 12, 2017

  • The Caregiver’s Creed

    I am a child of God I am faithful more

    May 12, 2017


  • A Caregiver Thank You

    I thought of you the other day, when you weren't even around. You're a person who's sincere and true; whose heart is warm and sound. more

    May 11, 2017

  • i hide

    i hide at first in guilt taking something for myself when his needs were so much greater more

    May 20, 2017

  • The Gift of Now

    A hedge row stitches suede sky to prairie patches. I brake for a weathered truck and read the “eat beef” bumper sticker. My pulse slows as Public Radio plays Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. more

    Dec 14, 2017

  • I am a Caregiver

    I am a caregiver it’s what I do. 24/7, I’m here for you. more

    May 11, 2017


    I am walking my mother home, To see her to the door Where there will be no more pain, and death will reign no more. more

    Jul 18, 2017

  • Beyond the Horizon

    With senses intact and spring of step With time yet to fall and recover more

    Aug 7, 2017