Upper-middle class – children grandchildren.
Retired, respected, intelligent
Shock of long graying black hair
Still lovely approaching sixty.
Lately restless, confused.
Longs to recapture youth, independence
Slips into strangeness
Her door ajar, allowing optimal entrance
Decreasing awareness, prisoner of loneliness and boredom
Mind plays tricks of romantic outcome.
Robbed, hiding, watching like a demented voyeur.
Remorse and guilt followed by panic , loss
Further withdrawal squirms
Months of vague normality torture
Her loss irreplaceable, life total emptiness
Raging self-loathing slams in
Door ajar- desperation, insane hope
Intruders gain entrance
Lovely voyeur remains
Undisparing, hope fulfilled
Forever re-living lost years
Horribly in ICU