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Picture credit: Britta Benson. This photograph was taken inside St. Cecilia’s Church (built in 1739), Heusenstamm, Germany. 


Softly, distant thunder

Caused heavy eyes to close

As the shrouded moon rose

The storm approached

Peaceful sleep, elusive

Fear interrupted dreams

Rain soon saw empty streams


Poor shelter neath the trees

Cold, scared and all alone

Just barely skin and bones

The last breath drawn

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Intricate Imaginings

Adult coloring books

Filled with clever designs

To toy with grown-up minds

And child-like hearts

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben


Threat or Promise

© Willow Willers


Mom said to be careful

When you let your face pout

Where you choose to make out

You’ll freeze that way

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Ah Porpoise

I dive in on purpose

Knowing I can be free

To enjoy being me

So filled with joy

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben


Russian Flowers

Title: Russian Dancers
Artist: Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
Date: 1899 via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/459097

Fernleaf Peony

Siberian Fawn Lily

Teamed with Chamomile

Swaying in the summer breeze

Nature’s beautiful ladies

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben