Sharing Stories

Sandra McCafferty | Aug 18, 2017, 6 a.m.
Sandra & Comforting Friend


my feet are cold

my forehead is hot

twinges in my back

happen all too often

one of my thumbs hurts

on and off

and one knee

likes to trick me out

pretending to collapse

my once thick hair

is cluttering up

my bathroom floor

hate traffic

though never

minded it much


does it sound as if

i am complaining


not really



i'm still here



Sandra McCafferty (alisaundre), a retired teacher and realtor, is a resident of Seattle.

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