I saw her on the Costco flyer. She had a brand name ‘Black &Decor”.
At first hubby said, “she’s not going to come home.”
I insisted, I need her. She will be a good helper.
Her counterparts from other companies are more expensive.
Later he agreed to me. Yes, she be your kitchen helper.
When she was home …
I stopped crying with the chopped onions.
She chopped big cabbages faster than I could
She blended the soups and stews for me
She was happy to help me make delicious smoothies
She hummed while beating the eggs. I was happy …
She was healthy and happy … I thought.
Alas, today, while I was asking her to help with my healthy juice, she was reluctant.
I asked her again … Did I push her so hard?
She took a deep breath and cried aloud …
The scariest cry I ever heard in my kitchen.
She stopped. She didn’t say anything.
I tried to wake her up
But she was gone … for ever.