I wish I'd stop holding on to every little
piece of us.
I wish I'd stop making him a Saint.
I wish I'd gone on the doctor's trip to Vietnam with him.
I wish his Silences wouldn't have bothered me.
Once, before Aphasia ruined his speech,
he said he was glad for all of it,
that I kept him on his toes,
I wish Alzheimer's would just go away.
But then he wouldn't be here
and he's still him,
Last Wish List for awhile...