She is a very old lady
But you'd be surprised
At the things she can do.
She tears bits of paper
Into all sorts of things -
Even birds and butterflies with wings.
She seems to enjoy those bits of tiny
Kleenex and toilet paper things
For hours and hours all through the day;
It helps while the hours away.
She doesn't talk but sometimes she cries.
But you can see the love in her eyes
As she fondles those small bits of paper
as though they were alive,
And counts them on fingers, 1-2-3-4-5.