one in the drawer

I hope grandpa’s not drinking

grandma died
5th of June
two years back

midnight blue uniform
and a gold badge
black shoes
shined to a mirror
big gun on his belt

curtains wave
in the drafty old house

he gets up
worn slippers
and an old robe
turns up the heat

tops off his coffee
with Irish Whiskey
sits back in his chair
runs his hand
his unshaven face
turns on the TV
drinks from his mug

Image Credit:Maxim Hopman

Larry is rolling towards geezerhood with a smile on his face. He has been everything from a door to door vacuum cleaner salesman to a restaurant owner. He currently works in real estate. His one true love has always been literature and he is thrilled to be writing

poetry. He hopes you enjoy.