May 16, 2012


On the big screen TV
in the nursing home
the young and the restless
do their best
not to be alone,
playing to a gathering
of the wheel-chair bound,
left in this corner
of the lost and found.
When pushed past doors
down the darkening hall,
they look to each bed
for one who always
was there before,
who waits even now
on some other shore.