Irina Kovari

Dear Grandma

I've seen you in pictures,
Sitting on the living room couch,
With me in your arms.
I can't even remember
When it was taken. Do you know?

I wonder what you would say,
If you saw me now.
I wonder if you would seat me on your lap,
And tell a story starting with
"When I was young girl".

I don't remember much about you, but,
I miss you more than I thought I would.
Since when does a teenage girl need her grandma?
Since she realizes her grandma's not around.
She realizes she could use her voice, use her advice.

And while I probably wouldn't listen,
I honestly mean this: Dear Grandma,
I don't know if I ever said this,
But I hope it's not too late,
To tell you, I love you.


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