Grandma

          Grandma jingles –
          With pockets full
          Of ice cream promises.

                                                                   Grandma creaks –
                                                                   With joints all full
                                                                   Of dusty pain.

          Grandma bustles –
          With sausage legs
          And dumpling body.

                                                                   Grandma sits –
                                                                   With withered limbs
                                                                   And furrowed skin.

          Grandma smiles –
          With eyes that shine
          Like favorite marbles.

                                                                  Grandma frowns –
                                                                  With hurt and shame
                                                                  In sad dog eyes.

          I love you grandma –
          I wish you would live forever.

                                                                   I love you grandma –
                                                                   I wish you would die soon.