197. Comfortably Neutral

You are here

At the lake

With me—

Ageless;

Connected 

With 

Everything.

Me,

As a young

Girl

Doing exactly

What 

I do

Now.

Dreaming;

Drifting

Weightless

And wandering

Through

Possibility.

The cover

Of the magazine

That was left 

Behind,

Tells us

To practice

Something.

I practice

Happy.

I practice 

The yoga

Of 

Love.

Same tenets—

Discipline

Focus

Balance;

And Life

Itself

An exercise

In 

Instability. 

Someone 

Else

Wrote 

HAPPY

On the rock

Billboard

Along 

The dirt road—

Someone

Else

Out there

Is HAPPY

Too. 

Happy; yoga

Happy

Happy; road

The Poetry of Dementia is an ongoing project to share my family’s journey with my mother’s illness as a year of moments. We do not know whether my mother will live a full year—or perhaps she’ll live longer. Her dementia has been a bittersweet and beautiful journey that has already taken us places we never imagined. Loving and caring for her at home has fundamentally changed each of us, and daily reminds us to live in the present with love, trust and patience. Click here to read from the beginning.