They say dementia is progressive
You’ve got toys coming out
They say it begins as a shadow
of your mouth. They look like
They say it is the opposite side of the same thing
tinplate. Did anyone ever tell you
They say it is beauty seen through broken glass
that you look just like my
Will it be over soon?
About the Poet
James Aitchison is an Australian author and poet. His poetry has appeared in two Australian Poetry anthologies, Aesthetica (UK), and various US online and print poetry journals.His children’s poetry has been featured in journals in Australian, Ireland, and the UK.
For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.
This is beautiful. Thank you for posting!
Oh wow! powerful, vivid…my dad had it. The beauty was, he forgot the years of violence from my mom and remembered how good her cooking was.
Fascinating experiential poem.