Engraving the picture of her face on his soul
This way he could never forget her
Carter hoped that was the case
His Alzheimer’s was getting worse, and on his good days it scared him
Even on his bad days, he knew something was wrong
Dementia had carved so much out of his life
Slipping behind the unsuspecting teenagers
Catching them totally flatfooted
As I swing my ax in a gleeful arc
Red blood squirting everywhere
Even blinding me for a moment. I panic and wipe it away
Damn, that was a frightening moment for me.
Stick it to the man they said!
Take back the night they said!
And what happens when you listen to their advice?
Be scared to take a shower I said!