Grandfather Follies

Let's think about it
If your loved one died
You might loose your mind
For 7 years you try to live with that kind of loss
A 63 year old estate
Before you take your big breath for the 8th year
Your daughter dies
The only one that was left to take care of you
No one planned for this kinda grief

You have always been a strong pillar of sugar
In your granddaughters eyes
you are a strength they look to in the heavy wind

Now you blow over
Your heart is broken
You feel the betrayal of the universe
You are 89 going on 97 fast
You can't stop it
Things that made sense make no sense anymore
The love your girls bestow on you weekly
Mistaken for suffocation

So you lie
Cover truths
Take for granted
Just like we did once upon a time