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

diminutions
fading to count dracula
weakening breaths

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

“it’s not his face”

“go tell aunt rhody”
she’s really uncle fred

“it’s the right time
and the wrong place

time for mr. bubble
“double double toil and trouble”

have another potato knish
my command is as you wish

spinach crepe or gefilte fish
better get you a larger dish

turtle dove and sparkly fish
waltz together in their niche

~

(It’s Alright With Me / Sinatra)

“Though your face is charming

it’s the Wrong Face not his face

alright with me “.

~

(It’s the Right Time)

“It’s the right time

sun is shining in window

once in a lifetime”

~

(Right Time of the Night)

“You and me baby

the stars are winkin above

for makin love”.