Poems & Essays

20 Nov

Inquiry

Taking Flight No Response

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.
Me, too.

 

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.

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