we lost my mom to alzheimer's in 2009. i've been struggling for a long time to write a poem that would express how i feel about the devastation this disease visits on so many. i wrote this poem yesterday. i thank banjo dan for previewing it and assuring me that i do not need to be embarrassed to publish it before the many REAL writers on this site.
Alzheimer’s, grim thief
Steals loved ones bit by bit,
Leaving behind the body to die
The second death,
Snatching even the small comfort of