Amazed they belong to her,she controls them, curls each finger, noteshow each joint works,
finger of one hand followslines of the other as if to remap, retraverselandscapes of age.
An article I read coined the name “Senior Squalor Syndrome”: extreme hoarding in older adults.
The author, mostly seriously, contemplates his own aging.
are not merely empowered to separate us from discerning fact and fiction.
They separate us from debate; civic discourse; meaningful conflict;
From coalition-building; compromise; concession.