Published On: Fri, Dec 6th, 2019

“Like Falling Through a Cloud”: Read an excerpt from Eugenia Zuckerman’s lyrical memoir about her diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

In her “lyrical memoir” titled “Like Falling Through a Cloud” (East End Press), the flutist and broadcast journalist Eugenia Zuckerman writes about an emotional backdrop revealed through her diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.

Read an excerpt of her poetry below, and don’t miss correspondent Rita Braver’s interview with Zuckerman on “CBS Sunday Morning” December 8!


East End Press

like falling through a cloud


when I wake up

it’s dark

where am I?

sometimes I know

and sometimes

I have no idea

so I let the night spirits wrap around me

and they whisper to me

Don’t think ….

You will remember …

I lie very still




like falling through a cloud

I know




From “Like Falling Through a Cloud,” © 2019 by Eugenia Zukerman, published by East End Press. Reprinted with permission.

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