Lisa A. Kramer

Author, Speaker, Theater Artist, Creativity Facilitator

Long Distance Loss

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Newspaper headlines capture my eye
"Alzheimer's deaths soar, research funding lags"
"Camp gives teens respite from Alzheimer's"
I cry. I ache. I wish.
Links to my family severed by time by distance by disease.
Part of me yearns for proximity to help to connect to understand.
But closeness will not stop a disease that shows not mercy.
Money will not stop a disease of creeping time.
Love will not stop the slow decay of inevitability.
Guilt will not heal the broken connections of a family
long before the invasive disintegration of memory, of hope, of dreams, of soul.