Looking at the fragility of life this week…
How Old, by Diane Havens
Read by Diane Havens
Last year, we lost my mother-in-law to Alzheimer’s disease, but we’d really lost her for years before, and now, my parents are beginning to fade, very different from who they once were. So it’s a particularly resonant subject for me. It truly is the long goodbye.
I wrote this poem after my husband, son and I visited her just weeks before she passed away.
Where the Car Turns at 18th, by Edna Ferber
Read by Xe Sands
I included the Foreword to the entire collection, as in it, Ferber tries to set the mood for these pieces.
Please note: this is in no way meant to offend those who so generously give in the service of our country, nor to malign all recruiters.