she goes in for a fork
comes out with a plate —
newly diagnosed



(Originally published in Blithe Spirit 33.1, February 2023)


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  1. Marion Clarke Says:

    Oh! Having just heard that a friend has been diagnosed with early onset dementia, this one really hit home, Maeve. I don’t know enough about dementia or Alzheimer’s, but there seems to be a fine line between being forgetful due to the aging process and being diagnosed with a condition that will often mean rapid deterioration. Devastating for the family.


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