Senescence

 

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Swiftly failing memory

Trauma less retrograde amnesia

That daily duel with the doddering drudge

The friendly fog of forgetfulness

Erasing the bad with the good

The sweet soothing balm of oblivion

Kindly buffering the agonizing pain of loss

Expunging both broken dreams and hearts

Shrouding all the disagreements and battles

Cushioning the relentless creep of old age

With the gentle haze of oncoming senility.

 

Emily

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: November 5, 2019: Today’s prompt: Write a piece of prose or poetry with the phrase “swiftly failing memory” in it

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: November 5, 2019

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