• Vilma Ginzberg

Age-related memory impairment



every once in a while

I stand on this island of time

without purpose or intent

unmoored from my craft

cut off from my history


it is a lonely place

this unknown fog-wrapped shore

where yesterday has disappeared

tomorrow seems out of reach

and I am not sure of my path

or if my call will be answered


until now I have been allowed

after a little while

to return home

to my clear-skied mainland

where my mind and I

hug each other in relief

and play again

in the sandbox of my elderhood

as if being whole

were a holiday gift

to be treasured


© Vilma Ginzberg, 02-16-2022

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