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Kitchen Magicians



It is not

Still the cooks will

Work feverishly

To provide meals all day

Remember the restrictions

Adapt the meager pantry goods

To create something that will taste good

Empty trays returning, a compliment

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben


Sister Shut In


Their hand

And listens

They need to talk

And need to be heard

The nun sits quiet

Sending out the petitions

Of those who feel they have lost hope

In silent prayers to a higher source

A heart is comforted and two souls blessed

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben



Light’s on

Means trouble

The aide jumps up

Races down the hall

There’s someone who needs help

It may take a few minutes

Or that aide is tied up hours

The others need to pick up the slack

They can’t be everywhere at the same time

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben



She prays

Every day

This is the week

She gets to go home

She’s been here eight weeks now

The frustration has begun

No one tells her the same story

They all shrug their shoulders when she asks

Please, tell me when you will let me go home

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

dis place


Her life

In a room

Once had a house

Filled with memories

She could always enjoy

Now, in her ten by twelve space

She closes her eyes to enjoy

Those precious memories of her house

That will not fit in her life in a room

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

nice try


Rolled twice

About face


We don’t tolerate

That TYPE of behavior

Young lady, you know better

Than to lick all the chocolate

From the raisin and peanut candies

And then put them back in the covered dish

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

Sol soul


The sun

For a smile

And it just beamed

Flooding me with light

Which made the sky more blue

Gave the greenery a voice

Warmed the waters of the rivers

Called the birds and squirrels out to play

And we all appreciated the day

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben