For the old time slows time down,
the future goes on 'hold';
you can sense
it in their stillness.
That sense of slowness
should be a natural part of every community,
rather than them being hived off into 'care homes'
where their health is slowly frozen for further profit.
Care homes are luxury
the occupants do not escape alive-
their 'care' squeezes life
too thin to be measured.