Gratitude and Humor ~ (Suriname)

Gratitude and Humor

“I was not at all aware

You were watching me like that”

Says my grandmother

After she read a poem I wrote

In her honor

How a little boy wondered

Why she had to work so hard

Washing and ironing

Other people’s dirty laundry

For little money

Telling stories about ordinary life

With profound gratitude

And an unbeatable sense of humor

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