Monthly Archives: May 2012


Grandma Tammy’s got soul
And Parkinson’s
And extreme arthritis
And a metal brace fused on her spine
Crumbling bones and torn muscles
And more pain
Than you can possibly
But when grandson Roman
Wants to play toy guitars
She jumps up
On wobbly legs
And jams
Like Johnny B. Goode
She won’t let a little thing
Like all those things
Stop her from enjoying
The moment
I can’t talk
But I was yelling
In my mind
Rock on Mom
Rock on



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