CONFETTI~A First Person Poem About Alzheimer’s by New Mexican Poet Stuart Hall

CONFETTI

My mind’s not at all a blank slate,

Though I can not keep track of the date

Or the day of the week,

And facts play hide-and-seek,

For my mind to be blank would be great.

Instead it is wired like spaghetti;
It conflates the important and the petty;
The connections of things
Are like tangles of strings
Or like celebratory confetti.

Special thanks to Gary Glazner’s Alzheimer’s Poetry Project.
Gary will give a training on the use of poetry for Alzheimer’s patients for Minneapolis Institute of Arts staff, Wilder Assisted Living Staff and KairosAlive! artists on October 4.

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About KAIROS ALIVE!
The mission of Kairos Dance Theatre is to transform and revitalize individuals and communities. We work with older adults in intergenerational settings to liberate the healing power of interactive dance and story. We achieve our mission by engaging the skills of professional teaching artists.

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