Tagged: family

even as we branch

even as we branch
out, we will revisit our
roots, yearn for something

we have long forgotten, can
no longer feel the contours of
.
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your stories live on

your stories live on
long after you have left us –
grandma’s great pot of

dill, simmering on the stove,
its scent fueling new memories
.
20230129:1136
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making apple sauce

the recipe for

the recipe for
a delicious birthday must
include all the right

spices – friends, old and new, and
a healthy dose of family
.
20220925:2131
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making apple sauce

making apple sauce
while mama does her homework,
my daddy and me –

home is wherever we are
together, working towards home
.
20220924:1848
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dad searches for mom’s

dad searches for mom’s
cooking in every city
where she doesn’t have

a kitchen, comes home famished
as if no one tried to feed him
.
20220918:2054
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a good provider

a good provider
is one who leaves – mothers, fathers,
daughters, and sons, no

one escapes these lives we live, not
truly – even now, we part
.
20220907:1905
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mom is playing the

mom is playing the
piano on a summer
afternoon, daddy

and i secretly listen
in so she doesn’t get nervous
.
20220901:1701
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dad is teaching mom

dad is teaching mom
to play mozart’s turkish march
on the piano –

on a southern summer friday,
each note lands sticky with doubt
.
20220819:1557
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the beginning of

the beginning of
the end often starts with a
name offering – when

we gave lulu a name, we
made space for a new routine
.
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