It is rumored that some honchos at Brookdale
would like its patrons to make Thanksgiving lists.
Perhaps we can create a few –
perhaps delineate a blessing or two.
Shall we turn to our I-Pads to accomplish this?
But some would ask: “What’s an I-Pad?”
They are those flat devices that hands can grasp
and they grasp the attention and devotion of their users.
How about a laptop?
That’s not what many seniors use these days
but here and there a few do.
Typwriters worked once upon a time –
at best are memories now.
How about a pencil or a pen and paper?
We can demonstrate our declining cursive
which we all learned to do years and years ago.
We may think a little now without using any ink.
We’ll recline in our recliners and seek a mode of gratefulness
or strive to do the same in wheelchairs.
Maybe the Brookdale barons will understand our gratefulness
no matter how displayed.
We only hope that our lists will be finished
before we are.