ham salad

Her spindly arm worked
the meat grinder handle.

Pickles and mayo make for
good ham salad, with a beer.

I said I loved seeing you.
She said we never do

have a chance to say all
the things we'd like to say.

I said I love you.
She said we never do.

Meantime, I forgive you--
I guess.
I forgive her, I know.

Inspired by Vic Chesnutt, front and center over at Real Toads today. And, of course, by my grandmother.