©1999 Barry Blackhawk
Strong, steady, soothing,
Gray and brownish with tinkly black undim eyes,
Years have come and taken away lies and truths,
Gentle demeanor tells me they have
come and gone A few teeth left but pleasing,
A good feeling of gray, solid upon a steady head filled
with a myriad of yesterday thoughts.
A fond desire to unlock secrets, images, thoughts,
knowledge, discipline, compassion and grandma talk . . .
chiding, encouraging, observing, clucking cute
child care and full of wisdom seeming more so in
the Mother tongue.
Food first with at home comfort---steaming
coffee, jams, fry bread, corn soup, sweets and
smelly good stuff cooking.
Grandma never was a girl---Woman personified.
She has been that way since I first got sense.
October 26, 1972