Senior Life Journeys is pleased and honored to offer the poetry of Sissy Baxley. Sissy serves as Director of Hospice Music for Senior Life Journeys, and she writes poetry in her spare time. Her poems reflect the mood or experiences from her day, and they reach deep into the soul of the individual with dementia. I hope you enjoy her work!

WHAT TIME DO WE LEAVE?

Now tell me again,
What time do we leave?
I know I just asked that.
It’s hard to believe.

Could I stop with the questions?
Keep a list, write it down?
I’ll just find a pencil
Oh, please now, don’t frown

I need reassurance
My thoughts to retrieve
Well, look I found a pencil.
So, what time do we leave?