Leaving, I walked down a hall
And past an open door;
And old voice, crying, said
She couldn’t take it anymore
The doubly trapped, who outlive life
With only strength to shout –
In nursing homes, and body-minds
That will not let them
(“Doubly Trapped” – 4-11-2017)
4 thoughts on “Doubly Trapped”
Stark and sadly beautiful.
It’s a reality. When you don’t hear it, know that the elders have held it back through sheer mercy. For this last act of charity, they should shoot straight to heavenly shores.
Another home run!-my mother. Truly you are good.
“who outlive life”… This I fear more than growing old or dying.