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Purl Two

Grandma goes to sleep each night at seven

Every night since Grandpa went to Heaven

She says there’s nothing to stay awake for

There’s only so many times one can sweep the floor

She eats her supper precisely at three

Does her dishes and watches a little TV

Opens her Bible and reads a bit

Works on a shawl she’s been trying to knit

She says that once the shawl is complete

She’ll wrap herself up and take a seat

Near the picture of their old Studebaker

And wait for Grandpa to come and take her

And when she closes her eyes each night at seven

She dreams of her reunion with Grandpa in Heaven

©2023 Annette Rochelle Aben

Add Hot Sauce

Avocado on toast

Topped with perfect poached eggs

This kind of meal just begs

For coffee too

©2023 Annette Rochelle Aben



The tears

Were falling

There was nothing

To be done or said

The release was needed

Internal pressure, set free

Emotions spilling over cheeks

Fear, anger, confusion, and despair

Disappeared as serenity returned

©2023 Annette Rochelle Aben

See You There


Is a

Must to look

Forward each day

Living in the now

With eyes on the future

For where your focus resides

There shall you find yourself one day

The choice is, relive a life you’ve left

Behind by looking back or keep moving

©2023 Annette Rochelle Aben

Just In Case

One day you’ll feel the urge

To buy some extra bread

Someone needs to be fed

Fate will connect

©2023 Annette Rochelle Aben