Day: 2013/03/06

Super Stitches

 

SUPER STITCHES

I’d watch and wonder.

He would mutter
under his breath
and reach for the nearest
surface and rap his knuckles

the knuckles of the hand
that was wrapped
around
a little white furry foot;

she would sigh, roll her eyes
and yell
(not words, really,
more like a growl).

I asked Grammy once
(I think I was five)
she said it wasn’t right
that Pops had super stitches.

I didn’t know
what that meant…
I just crossed my fingers
and hoped they would stop yelling.

2013-03-06
P. Wanken

 

Inspired by Poetic Asides #213: “Knock On Wood”