She says she is losing words
at her age, hard to come by
What is the name of that purple flower?
She shrugs her shoulders as if to say:
I never wrote about flowers anyway.
I’m trying to put words in her mouth,
fill her up so she doesn’t forget……..or worse,
leave me to fill in the blanks myself.
Yes, Yes, that’s it.
She nods and we laugh,
the pair of us relieved.