Memories & Stories


Sitting in the back of the Unit’s Dining Room,

laughing & laughing.

It all goes away, you understand, all the memories…

of family Sunday dinners & Midwest childhoods

& a young girl’s dance.

And more.

It ALL goes away, memories & stories

taking flight like birds that have stayed

too long in the Fall, and felt a North Wind.

Awayyyyyyyyyyyy it all goes,

even Dignity, of course —

until all that is left is

laughter & companionship.

What else really matters?

A Flock of Memories will wait for us

on the far side of The Green Hill,

like children excited at our Return.

Seen above (and on front-page mastheads): Photography & Words by Scott Fisher.

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