Mom and dad carted me and my siblings
To their house–little pups then.
Grandpa Ralph had another stroke.
The ambulance truck arrived
At the same time as our pearl white
Suburban pulled into the driveway.
Dad flung the door open, slammed it shut
As he rushed inside past the little rose
Bush walkway to the door.
We were told to stay inside the vehicle.
We weren’t allowed to go in, to see.
Only moments later, I stared through
The window as grandpa was being
Taken into the ambulance.
That would be the last stroke he ever had.
⌊ © Serena Delgado (May, 2018) ⌉
⌊ Photograph by Serena Delgado (May, 2018) ⌉