I saw her in her eighties
A frail old lady keeping house
Tending her garden and her chickens.
"Grandmother has failed" they later said.
The clan all gathered for the funeral.
I thought to see a body worn out by passing
years, A frail shell, bereft of all meaning.
How amazed I was to see
It was as if death had rolled back the years
Janice Weeks, Chamberlin, Hankins, Rogers