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DEMENTIA

her girls come braced
for the onslaught
ashamed that they
resent what's left

remnants pressed
between the sheets

reminiscent of julie
who married john
and birthed those girls
and held them
precious against
the onslaught
right up until
she disappeared

she breaks the surface
for an instant
when jessie mentions papa
but she's gone again
even before the story ends,
that brief spark futile in the gloam,
her sweet blossom spent
long before the stalk will die
javalini
Written by javalini
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Dementia.
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