The thing about my family is that
If they wanted me
To call my senile grandparents
And speak to them about how I am now
Him, they would have asked me to do it by now.
They actually would have demanded
See– all my previous interactions with at least
One side of my grandparents has been
Controlled and meticulous, I have been a dutiful grandkid
For many years and now I am one of the ones
Who doesn’t get brought up because it’s
Awkward as fuck.
I can’t tell if I should be sad,
Relieved… or perhaps mad? So instead I am simply
Understanding. I don’t really want to make
My grandmother upset, either.
Oddly enough it is more respectful in my family
To fuck off, than it is
To give a fuck.