Where Was Your Mind Yesterday

Happy birthday, grandma!
I called to say hello.
Everything was fine when you thought
I was my older brother.
When I reiterated that I was your
Youngest grandchild, you suddenly
Aren’t doing so well.
Am I really that undesirable
That I bring you additonal pain?

If that’s the case, I wish
I hadn’t called, but you
Say I don’t call you enough.
Well, I hope the card I sent
Doesn’t hurt you any more.

Copyright 2013
A. J. Hayes
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