Broca’s Aphasia

This Monday’s Poem of the Week addresses one of the aftermaths of stroke, while at the same time focusing on one of the most essential aspects of life. May we be spared this scourge, but not never forget to include the ingredient of love in all we do.

Broca’s Aphasia

The stroke too much but left her

three words;

half-smile, right arm palsied,

every step

another impending fall, the stroke

stole strength

and speech but overlooked one

heirloom gift,

the small box she opens each time

she sees me,

everyone, every greeting

I love you,

I love you all

she can say,

all she needs to.

  • Bill Griffin
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