Tagged: family

in the party room,

in the party room,
there are waiters making
wontons in one booth,
waiters folding napkins
into perfect triangles
in another, and you
alone in the
corner, carving
flowers out of the
morning’s turnips
,
as if setting them
free could also
release you
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: turnip

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nestled into the

nestled into the
beginning of summer, your
birthday and newly

polished memories – freedom,
days at the pool, cooling off
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: freedom

mom celebrates three

mom celebrates three
birthdays each year – one for the
moon, one for grandma,

one for grandpa – and so we
follow her to the moon and back
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: moon

one hundred wontons

one hundred wontons
for the trip home, one hundred
folded messages

of love, comfort, closing the
distance, truce, understanding
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: messages

the hardest working

the hardest working
flowers in mama’s garden
are the zinnias

provided that dad fills up the
bucket for her to water them
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: water

our mother passed down

our mother passed down
her sweet tooth so that we’ll always
have something to share
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: sweet

suddenly and not

suddenly and not
so suddenly, we are on
two sides of the same
coin – only
when tossed into
the air will we
perchance catch
glimpses
of one another,
heavyhearted
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: glimpses