Sun downing - from The Reckless Abandoned

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This piece was inspired by one of the residents in the Alzheimer's unit I work in...

Submitted: July 20, 2014

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Sun Downing

by Henry Duthler

 

Her legs kicked, and her voice shrieked
She shook with confusion and fear
Her fist clenched and shaking
Anxiously desperate and alone...
The way she trembled as she called for help
Her swollen feet shuffling beneath her
As she stumbled into the hall
Calling out into the night for forgiveness
Tears welling up in her eyes.

Where is her husband? 
Her son and daughter?
How could they leave her alone so long?
And what had she done to deserve this?

The nurses at her side... Trying to comfort her
To steady and support her, to protect her
Her arms flailing, her voice softening ...
As they help her into her wheelchair.
A heated blanket across her lap.  
A steady hand, holding her own.
The compassionate smiles, and reassuring words.
As she settles... 
And her eyes close...

Finally resting...
Safe again
In her wheelchair.

 

 


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