Alzheimer's Poetry Project
Here I Am -Peter G. Beeson (From Sparking Memories: The Alzheimer's Poetry Project Anthology)
So I'm here, Well, sort of here, Mostly so, But not quite all, Here.
There is a detached Vacantness, A distant vagueness, An absence To my being.
Life's become a struggle, The day-to-day a challenge, The ordinary a novelty, The routine an obstacle.
I long for the openness, The emptiness, The vastness Of the Great Plains.
I long for a place That matches my mind, A place detached from memory, An endless nothingness.
A place to lose oneself, A place to disappear, A place to become one With earth and sky.