Papa and Grandma’s Visit

When Papa comes to visit us
we all go out to eat,
and Grandma starts her questioning
and tells us don’t repeat

the things that she might ask about
back to our Mom and Dad,
and also not to tell them all
the junk food that we had

to eat, ‘cause you might not approve
of food you give us, never –
a hot fudge sundae will not hurt,
and that we should not ever

tell you that she asked about
the Nanny that you fired,
‘cause she was sitting on Dad’s lap,
so scantily attired.


Originally published in Tweetspeak Poetry.