Care Home Haiku


Locked doors and windows

a secure ward no one leaves

cold outsiders weep


I canít leave her here

in a world filled with zombies

Oh! one more year


Why do I go there?

lonliness thrives in a vacuum Ė

must we be apart?


The sad lonely trip

tween your new home and my room

grows longer each day


Walking in the rain

missing you with every step Ė

waiting for the sun




Why must it be so?

does karma always apply

why canít we go back?


I stay and hold you

as the day fades into dusk

you donít know Iím there


Youíre here but not here

Where did my sweet lady go? Ė

Curse of dementia