alone: a heartbreaking poem by 89-year-old lilly who lives with dementia

September 8, 2019: “Do you want me to read you the really sad poem I wrote last week?” Lilly* asks. “Gee Lilly, I don’t know,” I say. “Not if it’s really sad.” I’m feeling a little melancholy myself. “I’m gonna read it to you anyway.” Lilly has a mind of her own, no doubt about … Continue reading alone: a heartbreaking poem by 89-year-old lilly who lives with dementia