The Loneliness of the Old
Who Am I?
-The face in the mirror is old.
How many wrinkles around the mouth!
She must have smiled a lot when she was young.
-White hairs crown her head.
Look, a trace of brown reveals the warmth of
-Oops! The teeth! She's missing her teeth!
She may have left them in the bathroom.
-Oh my God, help me!
Could this be me?
How old am I?
-There's a shadow on my finger. Where is he now?
Pray for me, my love.
I remember you now.
-"Remember the happy times,"
you told me, "nothing, not even sadness
should take away your peace."
You learned this lesson well, my sweet.
It is about time I stop these fears.
-I choose to fight for you, my love.
For however short a time this window of reality is open.
I will not fear loneliness or sadness anymore!
-I remember! My name is Mary!