Had only I had been more observant.
Had only I had been more astute.
I wish I had become more like my Mother
Before she forgot to teach me
What needed to be taught.
If I had only.
Cancer is an adversarial foe, but Alzheimer's is the quintessential resignation, the ultimate defeat when you forget how to fight so submit. Allow me to start the fight before the enemy is identifiable. May bitterness not haunt me before my Mother's demise. I cannot blame the blameless. Happy Mother's Day, Mom. Even though you do not remember me, I 'll always remember.