Both gaze out the window

rocking in their chairs

her with her needlepoint

him with a book.

Thinking of the other

the chapters of their lives;

homes, children, career.

He was a soldier,

her a great teacher.

Now an empty nest

come and go as they please

choosing to stay

enjoying the other

gazing out the window

rocking in their chairs

her with her needlepoint,

him with a book.

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