Can’t remember what my life was like before the pandemic,
Before my mother fell in her house,
Before I became her POA.
And, do all her finances.
It’s like my retirement came to an end.
And, now I work for my mother
But, instead of getting paid,
It’s costing me
Not just my time and money,
Lugging incontinence supplies,
Buying her powder.
Figuring out ways to make her life easier,
And, my life better.
Pandemic made me more of a homebody,
Getting more deliveries
Or, just hanging out on a park bench.
Truly, wish things were as they were before,
But, they never will.
I just know it.
Never going to get back those days,
Its like being in the Twilight Zone
Or a Dean Knootz novel
Stuck like a broken record
In, an endless loop
Making me so tired
I just want to sleep
Till reality wakes me back again.