Gram and I ate strawberry jam on toast
in the mornings
on the porch before it got too hot.
We listened to the wind chimes together.
Sometimes Ellie came over
and we’d go to the field with tall grass
after Gram made her eat something.
Gram always made her eat something.
She liked to run and beat me there
but I liked to walk so I could
watch the grass ripple like water
as the wind blew through.
They let Max out a lot
I told Ellie that his barking scared me,
but she said he was her angel from God.
It was noisy in the evenings
at Ellie’s house.
She said she liked to come over more at night
so we could listen to the crickets together
'cause she can't do that at her house.