who would want this?

this shambling grey half creature

always cold always not quite right

wanting something just out of reach

sitting in front of the tv all day

because she loves the quiz shows

but now cannot answer has no clue

frequenting the toilet every two hours

if lost in puzzlement why she is there

who would want this?

peevish when questioned on anything

aware but not aware something is wrong

she has broken her hip surgery done

& the pain pills do they help?

or just keep her more dosed?

she sees me as somebody else now

a dark figure can’t quite make out

& our years together the love the laughs

are all gone in a second of unfiltered spite

rolling out of that old lady delicate mouth

& who would want this?

as we hang on in remembering this

is what care duty family fealty really is