There is a commotion at grandmothers house
children are huddled together and squabbling in the kitchen
some hubbub about “what is this thing affixed to the wall?”
they shove and point and shout out guesses
When the rotary device rudely jangles
grandkids are startled and step back in alarm
the tintinnabulation produced by the relic is jarring.
curiosity heightens as Nonna shuffles toward in slippers