1 day ago
I am here, mami!
Leticia Gutiérrez Guzmán
Dedicated to my mom, who was suffering from Sundown dementia and Alzheimer.
Mother’s Day 2018
Mami, Do you see me now?
As I walk by your side, hoping and praying that you won’t fall. You can’t stand or walk alone, mami, please listen to me.
Mami, as I speak into your ear, it is me, do you know who I am. Yes that’s me! I will hold your hand, oh yes, I am warm. Please give me some sign that you are just fine.
Mami I was here yesterday and yes I’m here today. I do come, not from far away. There are no mountains in my way. I will be here tomorrow, again.
Yes mami, I’m not traveling alone, it’s not a distance from home. I did not fly in and my meal I did eat. You ask if I’m married; yes I am married you see. You know him too.
Mami, Do you remember me today, it is me! Yes “papi” is ok. I will let him know that you want to see him soon and that you send your love.
Mami did you eat well today? Oh you had a feast and many did attend. Who did the cooking for you today? You did? That is grand, I am not hungry but thanks, the maids can have a break.
Mami, do you remember me? Of course I do, who you think I am? I’m your mother and won’t ever forget.
Hello, are you Leti? Has she arrived.
Mami, Im here! Please don’t go...
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