Ronovanwrites 85th Haiku Challenge

The challenge words this week were tight and warm.

When I was young we would come to town and drive to Aunt Rosie’s Home.

When we would stop and go in, it was always neat as a pin with hot tea and white lemon cookies displayed on the table. I’d always heard it was a spinster’s house, but all I really knew was the kind woman who lived there always made sure I ate till I was full.

In The Spinster’s House

glass covered pictures
held tight to the parlor walls
kept reflections warm

beside a polished table
sat hot water for her tea

-Clarence Holm