For years they managed a full garden.
The big chest freezer holds the evidence.
I am a few inches taller than my mom,
So, I volunteer to do the emptying.
I reach past the newest additions-
A collection of mini cheese burgers, Tony’s pizzas and burritos.
My toes leave the ground and I nearly tumble in,
Just as my hand grasps the cool-whip bowl,
With its masking tape label in Granny’s familiar scrawl