My ex-coal miner Granddad
always got up too early we thought
that's why I suppose he used to say
'you are missing the best part the day'
he, not thinking
any part of any day is just as good
as long as you are here to see it.
We, his Grandchildren ridiculed him
being fashionably addicted as we were
to designer underwear labelled with honey trap
over advertised names
by doing our mischevious best
to convince him out of those fluffy
all in ones
with their embarrassing rear buttoned flaps
and into body-hugging Nike briefs.
Later Dad would say we mithered him to death
but silicosis has nothing to do with old-fashioned woollen body socks.
It claimed him soon after.
Yet one more beloved face we would only be able
to see again
laughing with us in selfies.