Saturday, October 22, 2011

Alzheimer Fantasy

When my memory fails
I will be like Richard
who reads and reads
but doesn't remember what he reads
      but keeps reading
and we will meet in another dimension
and not remember each other
      but carry books
and we will read to each other.

"What are you reading," he will ask.
"I don't know. What are you reading?"
"What you are reading."
"So it's the same?"
"I don't know.  What is it?"

So we will go on
happily not knowing
what the other doesn't know.

1 comment:

  1. This is a sweet and funny piece in a dark sort of way. Perhaps in the long-run content & meaning are overrated, I dunno... This would be a fun piece to take to a nursing home and have Alzheimer's patients read.