how to put aphasia into wordsabout these words?

like being a poet,
the right words just won't come,
although they're in here
out there

words slip between synapses,
falling where forgotten names once fell
and do still, for you

what shall I say?

ABI you tell me;
I don't recall
an Abi among my acquaintances,
but maybe
she will come one day,
and we will sit
and reason together
in silence, in love,
in knowing each other

for some things
cannot be expressed
in words

About these words

In 2015 my mother became suddenly ill with herpes simplex encephalitis. Her brain was damaged, limiting her speech and understanding.

It led us into the new paths of learning about brain damage and about love.

ABI = Acquired Brain Injury