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Newspaper headlines capture my eye
"Alzheimer's deaths soar, research funding lags"
"Camp gives teens respite from Alzheimer's"
Links to my family
severed by time
Part of me yearns for proximity
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