He follows me around whatever I do-
If I’m doing the dishes or tying my shoe!
When I go to the doctor he is right by my side-
When I had a mammogram I wanted to hide!
The grocery store is something else with Gary-
It is truly an adventure & not very merry!
He insists on pushing the cart- right into my behind-
Sometimes I think he’ll drive me out of my mind!
He thinks he is following me with the cart-
But ends up following another lady- now that’s not smart!
He questions everything I buy- do we really NEED that?
Unless, of course, it’s his favorite – raspberry sticks with fat!
As we go thru the check out stand – to the front of the stand he will go-
Leaving me to unload all the groceries – then I am very slow!
Standing impatiently he challenges the bagger – does he know how?
He tries to put the bags back on the counter & sometimes causes a row!
When grasping a bag he grabs it around the top-
Slipping through his fingers, out the contents drop!
We arrive home & usually some item has gone astray-
We’ve driven 20 miles back to the store & on the counter it will lay!!!
He really does try to help me all that he can-
He asks-“can I help?” But does not follow the plan.
My shadow & me – after 53 years we still pledge each other-
For better or worse – but now he is more like my brother.