my grandfather’s cousin lived in Waterbury Connecticut
we saw her on occasion always
an in car explanation what an intellectual Cousin Tillie
she wore navy blue dresses with
a definite waist a big woman with small tight hair looked
different from most people married to a man named Max he owned
a hardware store he’d shake your hand and discuss Good Ladders.
Two daughters Estelle and Roz one like Max and one like Tillie
a few years ago in a flea market in New York City there were
Tillie and Max’s two daughters old ladies now one was actually
wearing a navy dress and the other shook my hand.