I have no plans to prepare myself
for the bleak marker in genetics
so my watchers will be comforted.
My thoughts will not spill
from a Job tongue to twist
the universe into prophetic kismet.
The sun is to bright,
music too beautiful,
poetry yet unwritten
for me to waste timetraining for forgetting.
©Susie Clevenger 2016
Recently my sister, Debby, shared this TED talk with me
How I'm Preparing To Get Alzheimer's. I watched it, and
then gave a hearty "Hell no!" to it. I wander occasionally
through the possibility of the monster lurking in me,
but I won't dwell or prepare for the disease.