Close to Parkinson’s: Hurting

 

Our closest have lives,
To live and enjoy,
Delayed redundancy
In our sick bed-employ:

Carers, co-sufferers,
Career un-chosen,
Tend disconnected,
The mumblers, and frozen.

Altered, unfair,
Re-written contracts;
No wedded-bliss,
When ill cannot act.

Wives, husbands,
Family, relatives old,
Air-brushed awareness,
As PD takes hold:

My prop, my chained-helper,
Engaged, far too cheap:
Her offset disbursement,
Too tired to weep.

When care is passed on,
With my atheist-prayer,
I ask her forgiveness,
For our contract, unfair.

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