The Long Good-bye

The Long Good-bye

“When are you taking me home?” she says

That question again!

“You are home Mum, safe and sound”

“What day is?”

That question again!

“It’s Saturday today”

“Is Ella at school?”

“What day is it mum?”

“I don’t know!”

“It’s Saturday today so no school”

“Ah ok, are you taking me home soon?”

Mum is home safe and sound but not always there

Dementia is slowly taking her away

It’s a journey that can take a long time

Each day, each week, each month the journey starts again

You know it, but luckily she doesn’t

You don’t say anything but inside you are

Over and over again

This is the long goodbye

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