other grandmother,garrett morris,b.j. palmer

was totally deaf
hearing aid highest setting
you had to shout

like garrett morris
hearing impaired shouting
saturday night live

even when i shout
and this was the only time
she couldn’t hear me

at twenty one she
hit her head on the cabinet
lost her hearing

now i’m twenty one
husband tells me same story
chiropractic school

woman hits head
how b.j. palmer discovers

entirely different tale
isn’t a woman

my aunt tells me they
both went to chiropractors
i was so amazed

this was when chiropractic
was new to the world
long before our time

stranger doctors said
FLYING in a plane may cause
hearing to return

but she would not fly
should end the anectdote here
i know i would go

doubt that anyone
is more afraid than i am
metal in mid air

not laughing deafness
amused by garrett morris
trying to be him

grandmother’s handbag
carried jelly everywhere
cup of hot water

from seashells to grandmother’s house we go

seashell injures toe
between pinky and french fry
grandmother hearsay

this little piggy
mashed potatoes french fries
sweet potato auch

toasting my bagel
one side with half silver tin
rest on other side

purchasing kraft stock
enjoying ten grandchildren
i was the youngest

fifteen years younger
had i not been ten tins
one for each grandchild

giving me chocolate
no belief in allergies
eyes changing scarlet

fading to count dracula
weakening breaths

old enough to know
seven six years older
mothers are wisest !