Blue with Remind, a poem by Emalisa Rose at
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Blue with Remind

Blue with Remind

written by: Emalisa Rose


Driving back home
the weeds seem symbolic,
outliving their prophecy.

Dad at the wheel,
retrospectively rehashing
our bimonthly visit.

“She’s gotten more frail
losing much weight.

She babbles incessantly,
on life in the old country.

The aide on her floor needs
to learn tolerance, and I

wish I could afford a better
facility to place her in.”

We pull in for custard.
I order vanilla with sprinkles.

They’re blue with remind
of Grandma Jean’s eyes.

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