For Rose. Add on 3/27/12
Since a few-too-many folks wonder, Rose is my daughter. She beat cancer in a couple of very youthful years and now has degenerative Multiple Sclerosis. It's "atypical" and getting worse. Last time we were together, she wasn't using her cane to walk anymore (this daughter who used to hike and climb and walk so much faster than me). Instead she was in a wheelchair. Of course I still know I'll do everything and anything I can to help her. Does that clear wonder? I hope so. Oh--and I'm not a poet. I write prose and dabble in poetry very rarely.
Thanks again for your constructive comments!
...unless you have permission...
Are tense changes too abrupt?
Do you find this uplifting in any way?
If not, can you say why not?
Is it easy reading?