Grandma

She is already cooking second breakfast
as I rise before the sun -
but well after my grandfather.

He has already taken the dog
(another in a long line of Australian Shepherds)
for their morning constitutional.
Raspberries have been picked,
weeds pulled,
a Model A tinkered.

We sit down to breakfast.
I dare not rise to fetch juice, coffee, tea...

Grandma is 95 years young,
and can take care of her family
Thank You Very Much!

I once sent my unsuspecting bride to help her
clear the dishes after dinner.
A swift admonishment and a big smile on my face.
Limping back to the table, my wife was displeased
with my treachery.

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