Dissolution Vile, vile proteins corroding her brain Synapses misfiring, ego down the drain Heartbreaking to see her disappear Bit by bit, especially the last year Traces of her charm still come and go Changing but dreadfully slow First it was, “Where is my coat?” Then, “How do you use the remote?” Mood swings from laughter to tears Eroding into halluncinatory fears Angry transferences from caregiver to caregiver What was an emotional ocean, now an unchecked river No longer wakens with the dawn Where has this lovely lady gone We all want her back But slipping through the proverbial crack Alas, I know the end is near Perhaps in this very year – Dissolution