Written for: April 2022 PAD Challenge - Day 19
"Write a What's There and/or a What's Not There poem."
they called it.
She knew the words
but wrong ones emerged.
Still, she craved chocolate and fries,
loved burgers with sautéed onions.
Beautifully gowned for her friend's affairs,
and late night gossip about being there.
Intelligent and funny was my Mom,
mimicking actors in old movies
that we'd watch together late nights.
In her mid-80's she began
to change–confused at times.
Words hard to come by
turned to nonsense.