A Woman Came By Yesterday (COVID)

She dropped off a package.  We have more time here

for people to talk.  And standing far away is easy.  We

sat on chairs outside and she said Tell Me About Yourself.

Would You Like to Go First I asked and She Said OK.

I’m a 49 year old born again former actress she said.  Married

to a minister.  We have four children who are all grown now.

One was an actor and now he’s a policeman.  He’s married

and lives a few towns away. My husband and my daughter were

both models but he’s been in the church

for twenty years.  My daughter married and works in a hospital.

Two other children are photographers.  I home schooled

all of them and now I’m working for UPS.  What about you

she said.  What about you? My story

is not like yours I said.  Why don’t you think about what

you want to say she said.  And I’ll come back.



Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. How would you answer that question? Did she ever come back? Her life (and her family) has taken her down paths she might not have anticipated but they’ve adapted along the way/
    Always interesting how we define ourselves to others. 🙂

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