late breakfast whenever she’s up
a slice of bread with hot coffee
cooking slowly, taking her own sweet time
and late lunches
her movements are slow yet she doesn’t complain.
baking and frying banana fritters for tea
thinking her kids and grandkids enjoy them too
but they prefer yu chay koay and
cakes from the bakery
nevertheless, she continues making ‘em.
sewing on her old Singer machine
her old faded clothes, torn ones; simply loves them
putting thread into a needle is a struggle
yet she never gives up
although her eyesight is getting poor.
listening to her grandkids
giving them all that they want
not even scolding them for misbehaving
unlike when her kids were young
“No” means no.
relaxing and enjoying her life
reading the news, watching her favourite shows
not troubling anyone
having a good time of her own.
her kind of enjoyment.