Photography | Kitchen
Photography | Kitchen | Charles E. Roop
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We were fifteen minutes from their house when Grandma called.
Grandpa was on the floor; she needed help.
Mom and I arrived and we got Grandpa off the floor.
We tried to get him in a comfortable position.
Nothing helped.
I had to leave the room, I don’t know why.

I walked into the kitchen,
Stared out the window,
Watching life go on:
Cars driving past,
A blue jay bathing in the birdbath,
Robins frolicking in the azalea bush,
Squirrels preparing for winter
And the spider weaving her web.

Death has spun her web
Around this house.