“Drug Trials Test Bold Plan to Slow Alzheimer’s” (Bill Kenney)

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Alzheimer’s—
a dragonfly
goes and comes

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Headlines:

“Drug Trials Test Bold Plan to Slow Alzheimer’s” (New York Times)

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Poem by Bill Kenney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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^ 4 Comments...

  1. Dick Whyte

    Stunning poem Bill – just stunning. A deep sadness in this one. There is a dreamlike quality – but also a stark reality. Thankyou for the amazing submission!!

  2. Chris White

    I love this one too, wonderful Bill. Such a delicate poem, so minimal, yet so potent… and ‘goes and comes’ offers just the right amount of upset to the usual phrase ‘coming and going’ to lend the poem a slightly disturbing and mysterious quality. Thank you!

  3. Dick Whyte

    Nice one Chris – you summed it up perfectly. That small change in the last line really brings this poem alive.

  4. Bill Kenney

    Thank you, Dick and Chris. During the moment of not knowing what to say, my eye was caught by the flight of a dragonfly, and the association has stayed with me.

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