Lora

Jarrod Barben 

                                                              

 

27 faces on Grandma's wall                                           
27 silicate screens and no smiles                                    
     they didn't do that back then.                              

And Great Grandpa Joe's hair frozen funny                                                                                                                  
death-still on the snow white wall
      always made me laugh.

He was a monolith, unmoved,
master of the living room.

But a greater sight the window at right
and a small handprint there
where grandma watched the snow.


And this 28th face, a hand in place,
scares me most.

She always kept the place so clean.