On Sunday

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Illustration : A simple, modest way

On Sunday

We had expensive clothes.
We share our books and potatoes.
The family has an hour for the children
while people do not wait, any longer for fire and water.

One book lasts a lifetime, doesn’t it.
A book will be read, at least, four times.
Stories are told, over and over, again
and we can’t write one letter in the Bible.

She makes dinner, after the tea in the afternoon.
I know, she made a mess, a real mess of it, but
a joke can’t turn in a joker, because it is impossible.
There was a silence. On Sunday.

Life and works by Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans
The Netherlands, Tilburg,
January 31, 2019

© 2019 Petra Hermans

Illustration : On Sunday

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