Bibi

It crept up on me, unexpected

~ the wonder of grandmotherhood ~

‘I’ll call you Bibi’ he said

and off we went

never stopping

never looking back

forging ahead into

adventure and discovery

learning each other’s faces on Zoom

finding out about galaxies

whales, dinosaurs, trees

new species, curious facts

~ did you know sea otters have pockets?

writing poetry together

one

word

at

a

time

recognizing that cheeky grin

warning of mischief

meeting in this world

where we can hug and laugh

running across the field

a football between us

‘Yes, please call me Bibi’

I reply

breathlessly

.

By Carys Owen

14 Replies to “Bibi”

  1. This is delightful, Carys! I love the lines that remind me of my own relationship with my grandson:
    ‘learning each other’s faces on Zoom
    finding out about galaxies
    whales, dinosaurs, trees’.

    Like

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