NANA

Aaron Beers

I say hello
You smile and wave
You come sit with me and we chat

You tell me about the new things in your room
The crafts that you’ve made
The new people you’ve met

And the whole time you’re talking
I look around at the people with similar smiles
And realize, like them, you forgot why you’re here
And can’t even remember my name

Aaron Beers

Aaron Beers is a college student majoring in Early Childhood Education and studying American Sign Language on the side. He has always loved poetry and writing and does it as a hobby. He would like to dedicate this poem, “Nana,” to his grandmother who passed away on January 31, 2020.


I say hello You smile and wave You come sit with me and we chat You tell me about the new things in your room The crafts that you’ve made The new people you’ve met And the whole time you’re talking I look around at the people with similar smiles And realize, like them, you …

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