Grandma Goes Away

Grandma Goes Away

Her unexpected death

came at an inconvenient time

and all you could think about

was the large order she had placed

for the school fundraiser.

 

The order form

was pressed to the refrigerator

with a single magnet,

and you stood in front of it,

nearly as blank—

its lack of animation

parallel to yours.

 

If it wasn’t due on Monday

you might have cried a little.

You may have even wept.

 

 

 

DeMaris Gaunt

3-2-13

 

 

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