“Seriously, Gaba,” my granddaughter said,
“you might need some help.
First it was paying attention
to your right big toe
and now you’re raving about
toenail clippers. I understand
your appreciation for ingenuity
and good design, but really…
clippers with magnifying glasses
and Einstein quotes? Clippers with grippers
for aging folks?
Other grandmothers take note of
birds and flowers, clouds, and trees.
Gaba, get help. I beg you. Please.”