I thought today
I would have the caretaker
blues. Mabel certainly fool me.
She was so cheerful and sweet.
While in her doctors office, it was good
to hear him say. I don't know how you are
doing it, but you are a healthy 81, I must say.
He looked at me and winked his eye. He says
you are doing a fine job, 'see you in three months.
If only he knew
how I chewed her out
on her last visit. I ask her
why to me sometimes she act so
mean? Who will take the time for visits,
rides, flowers and things? Find someone
else to care for you! I did not leave her alone.
I love her, you see. I know she's always loved me.
I got meds and food
and did washing of clothes.
I surprised her when I was johnnie
on the spot, yes, I showed today. I had
hands on the hips waiting for a fight. She
was so sweet, I thought I must be treating her
right. Maybe it took a little spanking for her to see
the real me. Sis, who only wants to do God's will.
I hope I am not being mean.
Louisa A Dobbins