Read: a poem by an older person with dementia who took part in a recent PEN project

That’s somebody

That’s somebody
Walking around
With high heels on
I think I’ve given you
Nothing very special
Don’t think
Can’t think
Of anything else
But I am
I don’t know anymore
There’s people going back and forth
There’s not much I can do
That’s somebody
Going back and forth
Walking around

 

This poem came out of a project English PEN ran with Living Words in partnership with the European Commission Representation in the United Kingdom.

 

 

 

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