Tagged: family

love isn’t easy –

mama and daddy

mama and daddy
met on the intersection
of apples and pears,

and the rest is delicious
history – baked, sauced, freshly peeled
.
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after all these years,

after all these years,
mom and dad still perfects every
recipe with love

and unwavering patience –
two stomachs are better than one
.
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even in the same

even in the same
family, we hold our cooking
preferences sacred –

mandoline versus knife, boil
first then chop, chop first then boil
.
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we are one lunar

with twin azalea

in mama’s backyard,

in mama’s backyard,
our twin dogwood trees compete
for her attention,

not unlike the way we all
light up when she turns our way
.
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perhaps six out of

perhaps six out of
eight children grow up in the
shadow of a tall

tree, perhaps more – see us twisting
towards our own slivers of self
.
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in the hushed pockets

in the hushed pockets
behind the front teeth, the taste of
salt when the tears still

come after twelve years, looking
up at the five-day-old moon
.
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family often

family often
light the way – we stumble, hand
in hand in darkness

for longer than we should, but
there’s always a light at the end
.
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