Cousins growing up, grandparents growing old—gone
Still the delight of finding photos on cousin’s timelines.
A quietness about Grandma who always welcomed
One more cousin, one more friend of a cousin, at her table.
A smoker of Lucky Strikes, no cancer would catch Grandpa
Too busy growing lettuce and tomatoes for food on the table.
What I would give for just one more meal at their table
Surrounded by cousins, laughter, love—and endless hope.