grandma’s attic: Karen O’Leary

Karen O’Leary
snooping & sniffling—
years piled up in
grandma’s dusty haven

grandma giggles
as she hears them
through the heating duct

“wow!” one daughter 
shares an antique bowl
with her twin sister

grandma tip toes
over to the staircase
and flips the lock

“look at this!” the twin
holds up a 1920’s
fringed flapper dress

gran’ is doubled
over in full fledged
laughing mode

“what was that?”
she walks over to
check the door

“gotcha” gran’ lets
them out. “we thought
you were gone”

“surprise! what gives
you the right to go
through my things”

her daughters 
hang their heads. 
“sorry mom”

Karen O’Leary is a freelance writer from West Fargo, ND. She has published poetry, short stories, and articles in a variety of venues including, Hedgerow, Haikuniverse, Frogpond, Setu, Fine Lines, Shot Glass Journal and Quill & Parchment. Karen edited an international online journal called Whispers for 5 ½ years. She enjoys sharing the gift of words.

1 comment :

  1. Dear Sunil and other staff members,

    Thank you for publishing my poem in your wonderful journal. What a success Setu is! I appreciate being a part of it.



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