Dementia

 

It’s not like the weather;

More like climate change,

Going unnoticed until it can’t be ignored.

 

Finally, the ocean level reaches the balcony.

Who are you?  You’re a fat little thing!

“Granny’s hiding candy in her shoes and wearing them to bed.”

 

Finally, there are no more trees to shelter the birds.

My forgetter’s working real good. I know you’re going to make a good teacher.

“Grandma, I just graduated from medical school.”

 

Finally, extreme weather makes us enemies.

Somebody stole my pressure cooker and replaced it with this one.

“No, Aunt G. I gave you that one for Christmas.”

 

Denial and enabling,

The tools of legislators and family members.

Confabulation and obfuscation,

The tools of big business and high intelligence.

 

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