Make me a gift

Of the wrapping on

A neatly bound parcel of fear.

Teach me the posture 

Of acid composure 

The taste of an unshed tear.

Pull out the water!

Push out the air!

Leave only the innocence … bare

In a delicate lacework of memories, 

Confound, for a moment, the snare.

2 thoughts on “A Pressed Leaf

  1. Yes……there is a book to read that is very beautiful about Alzheimers

    “And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer” author is Fredrik Backman

    Bless you dear Rose and Richard

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