(for spouses of an Alzheimer’s victim)
If I didn’t think of you this morning
Except when I awoke alone,
If I complete my daily errands
Without your humor and your help,
If I can make it on my own,
Know still you are remembered
even as memory has flown
from you, my darling.
If you can’t remember
Who I am or what my name is,
I have memories enough for two.