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Even though he forgets so fast

Even though he needs help dressing

Even though he asks the same questions

I cling to his hand.

With my only sister so very ill

And so far away

With the virus pinning us to home

He holds me while I cry

ready with words of love

Even though he rereads the same article to me

Even though he doesn’t remember where we live

Or where we lived before

Even though he is my main work each day

He’s company while I am sad,

A warm flannel shoulder

To catch my tears