• Thinking

    He sits in his chair and he thinks His brain is hurt from the strokes he’s had. He sits in his chair and he thinks Trying to figure things out on his own. more

    Mar 20, 2018

  • At Peace Now

    He’s at peace now No more struggle No more sorrow more

    Mar 12, 2018

  • I Went Out Today

    I went out today. I went by myself. I looked for you. But could only see memories more

    Mar 7, 2018

  • Caregiver's Spring Fever

    Long cold winter nights Encircled by a frozen landscape That was magic in December And cursed by March more

    Feb 21, 2018

  • My Best Friend

    My best friend died last night. I held her hand As her life slipped into eternity Helpless to plug the dike that held back death. more

    Feb 14, 2018

  • Battle Hymn of Aging

    To the tune of the Battle Hymn of the Republic: We've reached the age of sixty-five Our golden years are here. more

    Jan 31, 2018

  • Your Loving Care

    When I first came to live here, I was sad and weary, For I had left my home and given up my dreams. more

    Jan 16, 2018

  • Remind Me

    Remind me that I'm strong. Remind me that I can do this. more

    Jan 9, 2018

  • A Sea Change in Care

    Let us hold hands as we let go As we let go, as we let go Of whom you once were Of whom I once was more

    Jan 3, 2018

  • Healing Glue

    I wake up from a nap. There he is. I emerge from the shower. There he is. more

    Dec 26, 2017

  • A Caregivers Christmas

    'Twas the night before Christmas, When all through the house A caregiver was scurrying, Caring for her dear spouse more

    Dec 15, 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

  • his name is david

    Confusion spreads, his people change, his world is suddenly very strange. He fights against it, holds it tight, surrounds himself with those, who make his world bright. more

    Dec 13, 2017

  • A Full Heart

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

    Dec 5, 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

  • You See an Old Man

    You see an old man Drooling in his wheelchair. I see a man who could make almost anything With scrap metal from the junk pile. more

    Oct 31, 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

  • A Loving Caregiver

    Let’s go for a ride today, it doesn’t matter where. Take a look at all the beautiful flowers and trees. Why don’t we sit in the park for a while? Just feel the warm sun and the gentle breeze. more

    Sep 26, 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

  • Silver Tendrils About My Heart

    Hairbrush running through long sliver hair Snapping, crackling, sparking shining bright Curling about fingers with a life of its own Tendrils wrapping tight like those about my heart more

    Sep 6, 2017