She Told Me
By Billie Daddario
Dedicated to Betty Cates
She told me
She wanted to write a story about
Once during the dust bowl ,
she had brought a Hobo home for dinner,
but her mother Didn’t have enough
food to feed him, and
Turned him away.
She wrote that much of the story over and over
Until they wouldn’t let her keep a pencil.
The Alzheimer’s kept her from getting any farther.