Alzheimer’s

a raised brow

light glimmers and is gone

a word remembered

a face

a name brushes against her mind

fleeting

like a kiss on the cheek

Are you still here or did you go away and come back

I like it here but I wish I were home

Can I go home with you?

Do I know you?

Turner Classic Movies on the TV screen

Cary Grant

Do I like him?

You remind me of someone

whistle

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Did you ever play tennis?

 Well I just don’t know

whistle

Can I come again

Sure, any time

(c) Mona Villarrubia

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About Mona

I am a wife and mother, a once-Catholic now UCC Christian, with a degree in Theology, a Masters in Religious Education, 27 years of theology teaching experience -- mainly High School, some College. I am now working as a Hospital Chaplain and feeling humbled and privileged every day. I love my family and I love to write; writing helps keep me sane. Published writing: • From Hurt To Healing, Publish America 2004, ebook on Amazon, 2011; •"Forgive and Forget," America Magazine, September 16, 2002; •"From Victim to Victimizer," Human Development Magazine, Summer 2005; • It's Just Not Fair, Introducing The Fairly-Good Mother, ebook at Amazon, 2011; • Traces of Hope: Surviving Grief and Loss, March 2015, St. Johann Press http://www.amazon.com/Traces-Hope-Surviving-Grief-Loss/dp/1937943275
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