Memory Fails Her Again

Written by: Annie Lander

What can a woman say to the world:
 when she reached the age seventy?
She lived her life according to everybody rules.
A mother, friend, wife, and co-worker: how perky

Her years of really living have past her by
There is nothing left but shattered memories,
Old unpaid church tithe’s 
"Oh how she cried".

A closet of daily reminders: dusty and outdated
Unable to finish organize her tops, it seems her memory fails 
 Holding on to what matter most; shattered memories
She stumbled half-awake to her bed, frustrated