warm on the knees.

"Wrapped in the Granny Afghan"

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May 11, 2024 at 6:44 p.m.
A cozy afghan through Pinterest
A cozy afghan through Pinterest

...by Alice Roy

"Wrapped in the Granny Afghan"

Wrapped in the granny afghan I look,

says my son, like an old lady,

and I don't mind.

The wind, the past two days, has been

high and wild and cold,

not hot and dry (I am glad)

as often it is.

Seated on this little patio, the cement

cracked by design and by age,

strewn with camellia buds

blown and brown,

I hope when I am old I will still love weather

and sit with an afghan

warm on the knees.

Alice Roy is a retired college professor living in Washington State. 

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