Auntie Cilla (Cape Town Day 3)

How old
are you asked
Auntie Cilla
and when she
heard the answer
how old I really am
she thought
it was a joke
at first
I couldn’t be
that old
and then she said
but you
look like you
are still
going to discos.
Maybe it’s
the sunglasses
my daughter in law

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. Yeah, Esther, I agree with your daughter in law. Sunglasses are a beautiful addition to the “you don’t LOOK [60+] group”, and with your bright hair blossoming about your pretty face, you do indeed look like you might enjoy a night out at a disco. On another subject: Hope you will write about your granddaughter again. Isn’t she nearing 1?

    1. sweet of you to remember. (and thank you. we are ALL ok so far!!). One of the reasons we’re in cape town is to celebrate her 1st birthday with my daughter in law’s family. So yes. I will write a AHAVA is ONE poem.

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