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even amongst all this grey light

haibun ~ Into the Dark

Into the dark
My father cannot name a single animal for the memory nurse. No farm or wild animal. Not even the simplicity of dog or cat or any of the fish he used to catch.
I imagine them circling the dark auditorium of his brain – sheep, lion, tiger, trout – a silent carousel refusing to yield to the roll of his tongue.
Parkinson’s dementia a blackbird almost invisible in the winter's dusk


First published Haibun Today Vol 13 No 1, March 2019