Article Type: Poem
Subject: Mother-daughter relations (Portrayals)
Mothers (Portrayals)
Old age (Portrayals)
Aging (Biology) (Portrayals)
Elderly parents (Portrayals)
Mortality (Portrayals)
Author: Smith, Angela (Australian writer)
Pub Date: 05/01/2010
Publication: Name: Hecate Publisher: Hecate Press Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Hecate Press ISSN: 0311-4198
Issue: Date: May-Nov, 2010 Source Volume: 36 Source Issue: 1-2
Topic: NamedWork: Fading (Smith, Angela) (Poem)
Accession Number: 246529815
Full Text:
Taking tottery baby steps, she shuffles down the hall, a husk of
brittle bones. Navigating with a stick that she grips with a speckled
hand, she stops mid-sentence fishing for a word that has slipped through
the leaky net of memory: she has forgotten the word forget. Small
worries loom under her microscope, anxiety is her constant companion.
Her blinkered gaze looks past me to the fading light. Evening comes on.
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