Not Thursday

Today is ThursdayI’m certain of itThursdays Mom callsafter her hair appointment But she hasn’t calledand I can’t find that showI watch on Thursday nightsDid they change the programming? And then I rememberthat garbage goes outThursday nightand so I scramble, but everyone else has forgottenhow can this be?Today is Thursdayand nothing is going right. (For Reena’s […]

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Chagrin

Rehearse my role – charm-school warmth intellect engaged, an air of mystique – Tongue trips brain backfires a fool emerges chagrinned again. (Tuesday I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson.  In this case, edited.  Image my own.)

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Letters and Words

Letters jostle for position back-up attempt to regroup get detoured Frustration builds and obstacles pop-up – cognition faltering Circuits are jumbled pathways rerouting patience exploding expression lost. Word recall out of order Word recognition under construction Is there an exit from this nightmare? (Brain fog affects cognitive functioning.  I first wrote this piece in 2015 and […]

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Trickster On Board

My mind’s a trickster hooking me with misperceptions, engaging my defiance, prodding and taunting until exasperated, I recognize the ruse and despite my shame, laugh at its antics.

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