Thursday, April 22, 2021

National Poetry Writing Month- Day 22

Grandma's Birthday Lunch

The day before he decided
told his supervisor he was taking the day

Bought a dozen red roses: a statement
she had raised him

Made the near drive down the highway
a ways

Flowers riding beside him
simply asserting their presence 

He surprised her; spent the day with her
she had made it to 88

Family crossed the threshold in out all day
she had raised them

She could have whatever she wanted
for lunch he would cook for her for once

She grinned; requested pie
He didn't think it was the dementia confusing

Celebrating with cherries and roses
a momentous statement

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