Alzheimer’s 1 I see the heads of a family bobbing above the shrubs– or is it really small people holding up sticks with heads attached? 2 a burning shovel at the bar a boneless leaf in the bed 3 water broke Helen while diving into lake 4 Helen’s lips a rain check purple clouds 5 backyard squares in the summer, paint thinner, ground cloth, a match, two dead bodies in one 6 beneath Helen’s dress Pigeon Forge, wild boar grind womb 7 water-spots on the car, a broken arm in the fence, no, floor mats, a hose, my thumb 8 a rock hard enough fast enough not to come back down 9 Bocci Ball with Helen, finch feed says let’s have babies for roaches, aim off, let her win 10 black cavity in the ground sixty teeth and a tie dye onsie 11 racing myself around the pool and I’m winning! 12 ultrasound flowers and balloons left knocking heads in the elevator 12 and again. ~~~ NOTE: Sean Branson passed away in the 3rd year of his poetry MFA at NMSU. Staley was lucky enough to have collaborated on this poem before his untimely death. Cacti Fur will never forget Sean Branson.