Grandma Goes to the Junkman

Flowered wing chair, dangling ruffles,
ouchy springs.

Bedroom suite, Desert Flower powder dust
in every drawer. Drawers missing.

Hearing aid batteries, depleted, sharing velvet
box with loose costume pearls.

Fish tank, slight cracks, faint smells
of sauerbraten and pound cake.

Pages and torn pages of crosswords, filled,
half-filled, and empty.