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With and Without Raisins


The house

Smells of spices

Cloves and nutmeg

Oh yes, cinnamon

She commands the kitchen

For this is her time to bake

The one thing she remembers most

Loaves of pumpkin bread to give as gifts

It’s Christmas like her mother did for years

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

Be Dazzling


Are too


Not to live big

After all, mountains

Live life lovely and large

And the sea is a stunner

How enchanting, the Milky Way

Their size never keeps them from shining

And the world responds with admiration

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deviled eggs perhaps



The time

Learn to cook

Some healthy foods

Some funky cheat foods

Learn to bake party cakes

How about grilling outdoors

Just focus on one thing food wise

And be the best maker of that thing

In any case you’ll never go hungry

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

Jeff’s Place

Skilled fingers and an acoustic guitar

Gets some to sing along quietly

Everyone else has their eyes closed

Each on their own little cloud

Covers of music


When we were



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sally forth




Looking beyond

Were exercising

Their curiosity

Wanting to know even more

Than someone told them existed

Because they imagined that something

Was waiting for them, to be discovered

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben