Sleeping on bed Her head on my chest
Under my dimpled chin
I was lost and embraced By the thoughts of the future With a cursory look At my painful present!
Pangs of ailing body
Eyesight dimmed And loss of the ears
Stammering tongues Clutched by Alzheimer’s I was trying to get rid of
my circumstantial plight With my cramping legs - Staggering steps to the grave!