Grandma's Album of Life

Taking a trip down memory lane
Slowly turning the cover page
With her soft, wrinkled hands
Grandma, blissful and nostalgic,
shares the stories from the album of
her life.

That of which she has been waiting to share
with generations following, the stories
from the time when internet was
not in the world

Covered with dust, torn, twisted, the album
displays Grandma holding and caressing
two-year old me, onto her lap

The album,
showcases stories of
generations raised throughout the years
The album,
in many ways,
depicts the lives lived when,
unlike now, the world was not so exposed. The album,
has in it, not a single personal story
of Grandma
yet the stories narrate
incessant togetherness,
profound connections
and mutual love
speaking of Grandma,
living her life for us.

© Suraj Raj Keshari

Grandma's Album of Life