Visiting Hours

The haunting echo of hallway voicesold man's walker
suggest Sunday company as Mr. Hampton
strains a reach for his walker.

Unfamiliar faces pass his door with
no more than a glance: an open invitation
not to bother.

4 Responses to Visiting Hours

  1. Mauro Metallo says:

    The sadness of old age we all wish to be lucky enough to reach!

  2. aswirly says:

    You really put us in another person’s shoes here. It is depressing how the dignity and wisdom once associated with advanced age has become now so undiginified, and too many families are too busy to provide care for their aging families. Ugh…makes me so sad 😦

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