Short Term

If I could remember just what I meant to say
before some diversion wafted thought away
or enter a room and not wonder what for?
(which I certainly knew ’til I opened the door)
Or if I could do without making a list
of things that I knew I would otherwise miss
then I’d certainly not be this old and addled
and thinking that others can hear my brain rattle
around in my head like mice in a maze
running the course in my short term daze.

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About riverwriter

Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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