She was making one of her tiny meatloaves
"I don't know, but hers up
At this, I imagine
She and Dad were at Hardee's
"My feet burn like hot coals.
She shows me a sore on her ankle
I watch her shuffle about
I talk every day via phone with my 87-year-old mother, who was once extremely active but in recent years has had chronic problems with her feet. I began to notice that in nearly every conversation we have, she follows a report about a foot issue with a report that she is having some sort of beef for the next meal. I found it so odd/interesting, I had to write about it.