A First… (#8)

A Friend in Need

I bumped into a friend I hadn’t seen for awhile
and learned her husband had dementia.
My heart pounded for her.

I raced home,
culled through the 1700 haiku
I had written during my mother’s decline
and picked out the ones that spoke
of her dementia.

I shaped them into a collection,
made a cover, and shared
my haiku’ed pains.

For the first time,
a poetry book of mine
was in another’s hands.

My next poem, I followed my heart…,will arrive on Monday, March 30.



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