Year of the Dragon entry. Trigger: Welcome To America. Life in China vs. life in the USA. 298 words.
What can I say? I think the title speaks for itself. In addition to my caregiving duties I have just recently returned from 2 and a half years of living in China. I have spent a total of 15 years in that country. So I'm dealing with reverse culture shock as well as the stress of having to care for my Dad. Hence the poem.
These Unsaid Things.This is a more modern, real life version of the nursery rhyme. I am a caregiver for my aging father who is incontinent and is not able stand or walk without a walker. In one day he fell three times. The night after I had this poem rumbling in my head. 29 words.