Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Waking the Sandman 12

In her final days
a caregiver expressed
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


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

    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.