Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Waking the Sandman 12

In her final days
a caregiver expressed
incredulity
that she had ever
skated majestically

but she did,
on roller skates
(when that was still a thing),
and she was a judge,
and that was
a whole different era,
one that's hard
to track down now,
but it was real
and this lost era,
this lost dream,
still captivates me,
even if all I know
in the barest hint
of what it had been

2 comments:

  1. This is lovely. People do so many things in a lifetime. By the end, some of them may seem unbelievable.

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    1. You become so used to what your parents did in your lifetime it's difficult to grapple with what they did before. It's a truly long life.

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