Anna-liese

Früstuck
Mittagessen
Abendesen
Schlafen

We are blessed
with days and sunlight
and a nighttime breathing
with stars

Her kitchen window faces
Riedengartenstrasse and
Tante/Mütter/Frau Anna-liese
gazes out

People pass along
Like quiet seasons––

Person-by-person
the family grows

And the faithful heart
Welcomes them in

For you, earth is
a cathedral of heaven
glowing with flowers

Your life is a prayer
and God is with you––

a lifetime of work
in the fields of heaven––

the harvest never ends