They were sad to watch the disease take his mind

at such a slow and steady pace

watching the emotions..

the joy…

the happiness

drain out of his face.


They often wondered what it was like for him

as his life faded into blur. 

Did he anticipate and dread the day

he would not know who they were?


Yes, he knew what was happening…

a least for a while he did

and he left a final message for them

as into the fog he slid…


‘My dearest family’ it read

‘whatever you may do

please do not forget me


after I’ve forgotten you.’

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