Atropos and Mnemosyne – a poem about memory loss

AtroposHis same question,

my same answer,

again and again.

Atropos clips

the gossamer threads of his memory

faster than

Mnemosyne can weave them.

 

© TheSupercargo


I’m aware this should probably be Atropos and Clotho, but Mnemosyne seemed more appropriate.

He was diagnosed with Alzheimer. Observing him over time this seemed a fair description of the progress of his illness as regards his short-term memory. It doesn’t reflect the initial strength of his long-term memory though.