The End

constant scratching in the walls
gnawing incessantly
insidiously eating away my sanity
chewing mercilessly
slowly hijacking any remaining vision
silently devouring
only a shrivelled morsel remains

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2014

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alzheimer’s

A memory once forgotten
nudges the edge of consciousness
looming transparent blue gray
beckoning silent elusive
yet remaining frayed
just beyond grasp
forever gone
absent

Oil and Soft Pastel on Handmade Paper

Oil and Soft Pastel on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2014

Day Three Hundred and Forty: 28th June 2013

it was strangely

calming

huddled in a bare

corner

staring at three

lines

intersecting

soothing an abondoned

soul

floating

aimlessly beside me

external

an entity

longingly waiting

till safe

to come back

Wax and Collage on Handmade Paper

Wax and Collage on Handmade Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Dawn Whitehand 2013

Day Two Hundred and Thirty Two: 12th March 2013

wild green eyes stared intently back at me
piercing, lost and lonely, unruly and angry
and I watched those eyes steadily
in a dimly lit reflection at the back of a cluttered musty room
forgetting – or remembering – it was me

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Dawn Whitehand 2013