Tag Archives: relationships

Deep Breath


Filled with


Don’t hide the pain

Life, unbearable

For just a few minutes

Smiles and laughter with strangers

Alcohol takes away the stress

Then the car pulls into the driveway

Turn off the headlights, plunge into darkness

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben


House Arrest


Got married

In the throes of hope

Over the years she’s wondered



Keeps changing

Goes from man to beast

In less than sixty seconds



Leave him now

Assets co-mingled

And too old to start over


©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Fools No One

Sure foot doesn’t stumble

Never needs to be caught

Depends on others, not

Stays in control

Gives the wrong impression

Enjoy being alone

Their heart remains unknown

Safer that way

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Vapor Visions

We’re like mist on water

Faint droplets of wet air

As we float here to there

Hanging in space

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

Now You Know

Know what you’d know

If all intentions were known

Most people aren’t mean

They simply are not thinking

Of how they’re coming across

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben