I've had a tanka prose published to this online magazine. Extremely well done. Great job to all of the poets and artists involved!
Here's my contribution:
I found a man with his hands in his face. Defeated. A former teacher, now in his late seventies. His Alzheimer’s progresses rapidly. Along with other health concerns. A list. He has trouble communicating his needs. But this is clear. As he sits on a bench. Clear, he’s emotionally exhausted. I go over and sit next to him.
opens wider each day
a new journey
silently i put my arm
around his shoulder
Roy Kindelberger is an elementary teacher and memory care manager. He lives in Edmonds WA. Roy says: “As I make my journey through a memory care home, helping residents, I feel a connection. Even if it’s only for a moment. That connection of a handshake, a hug, a tear, a story, or a laugh. It most certainly puts things into perspective.”