Three People Live Here

This poem is based upon the PAD prompt for April 3, 2016. The prompt is to write a poem whose title begins with the word Three

Three People Live Here

Three people live here, not two.
Two would form an empty nest.
Three declares a live-in mother.

Three people live here,
each older than seventy,
the oldest being ninety-four.

Three people live here
each with his own pursuit—
a baseball game, a poem, and sleep.

Three people live here.
One a caretaker, one cared for,
The third helps at times.

Sheryl Kay Oder

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