By Paula Jay

Before COVID
Before your mom’s dementia
Before I was fired from my job
Before your mom died
Before I became enmeshed in paperwork
Before you were overcome by grief
Before I misplaced my libido
Before you stopped saying nice things
Before we both got old
We had a life
That was before
Now we only have after

“I write the things I could never say out loud.” – the poet

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