By David R. Topper
a line a Euclidean line infinite in length timeless mid-month, a birth, our first grandchild a girl the dawn of fresh joy the trajectory of a new life a lifeline: starting at zero finite in length & time a few days later, a diagnosis early stage of dementia my wife the dusk of a damaged brain the trajectory of a life in demise a lifeline: moving toward an end point finite in length & time same time grandchild & grandmother two lifelines one commencing; one ending synchroneity? the relationship that exists when things occur at the same time * * * same month, three years later morning: an inquisitive life energetic playful sundown: an inactive life languid vacuous you have forgotten our grandchild you ignore her she will only remember you made her feel invisible oh, you have no idea what I’m talking about do you? the relationship? grandchild & grandmother each lost to the other finding me in my twilight, amidst my joy amidst my woe a line a Euclidean line infinite in length timeless
David R. Topper is a published writer living in Winnipeg, Canada, who derives pleasure & satisfaction from writing, as well as sharing his writings with family & friends – and others, if they want to read his work.