Grandmother

At night, wash your face
with warm water

in the morning, wash your face
with cold.

No science or reason,
just do it
and you will feel
better.

When there is nothing important
left to achieve in the day,

bake some fresh cookies
or maybe
crochet another coaster.

When you finish one,
start another.

Consume yourself
with
the inconsequential.

Listen for the mailman,
watch the birds,
spy on neighbors,

read the obituaries ,
mail some birthday cards,

maybe balance
the check book.

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