The three year old full of questions
asks his grandmother with dementia,
Why do all the people here have white hair?
Can I sit in your wheelchair?
Is this orange juice in your pouch?
Which question would you like me to answer first?
I forgot, Grandma.
Carl “Papa” Palmer of Old Mill Road in Ridgeway VA now lives in University Place WA. He has a Seattle Metro contest winning poem on the wall of a bus riding the streets in Emerald City. Carl, president of The Tacoma Writers Club is a Pushcart Prize and Micro Award nominee.