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Grilling - Short Poetry



It’s Autumn on the back patio

Grilling chicken and peppers

Heart healthy lunch

Contemplating my diagnosis

And I wonder how many

More afternoons there will be

Before my heart gives up




Clouds trail overhead

I look up at them all white and puffy with blue behind

And I see pictures in the clouds

The big pictures

And they tell me to enjoy the small things

The chicken

The peppers

Even the ants crawling on the concrete


The clouds pass on

Inevitably

Over the horizon

Replaced by new pictures


And my son, my own little replacement, comes outside

And we eat our lunch

And enjoy the day

Until it’s over



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Priscilla Bettis
Priscilla Bettis
Nov 05, 2022

Aw, that's touching, and it offers a sense of time passing.

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