To Alex at 3 a.m.

Summer 2003 - Volume 7 Number 3

Demented baby, Daddy-held

Disoriented, labile mood, dysarthric cry

But behind clear eyes neurons myelinate

Donning long pants for the long day


All too soon neuronal antibodies find their prey

(You are your own worst enemy)

Aluminum and amyloid accumulate

Fibrils tangle

Dementia comes full spiral

A little old man cries in the night

And who will hold you then?








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