The curtains are closed, almost
for two days now and I start to worry.
I already missed the sparkling laugh
of my neighbor next door, a cheerful
spirited woman of eighty years something.
Perhaps she stayed with her son,
a few times a year he comes to pick her up
and they spend some family time together.
But why didn't she ask me to water the plants?
When the doorbell stays unanswered,
I know something is wrong, an ominous feeling
is coming over me.
The ambulance arrived just in time,
she has been laying there for hours
incapable to ask for help.
When I visited her in the hospital
she says, she knew I would come
because I know how much she cares
about her Azaleas.
Inge Wesdijk is a Dutch writer, poetess, and photographic artist who works under the pseudonym Daginne Aignend. She likes hard rock music and fantasy books. She is a vegetarian and spends a lot of time with her animals.