Tagged: family

at the lake house, there

at the lake house, there
is always an unspoken
one-upmanship – folks

either avert each other’s
eyes or stare down fixedly
.
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when we moved in, we

when we moved in, we
made a game out of lining the
kitchen cabinet

shelves and drawers – thirty years
of putting things away with love
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on the very edge

on the very edge
of the horizon are more
horizons, for this
we can celebrate another
day, another forty-four
years together
.
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my mother and her

my mother and her
father and his mother and
most likely so forth

made tea extraordinary,
simply by leaning forward
.
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in the shape of my

in the shape of my
mom’s pincushion,
inspirations
and aspirations
assemble tightly
to hold us
securely in place
.
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you are filtering

years later, some of

years later, some of
these photos will be misplaced,
families will churn

out new albums, unaware
any stories were amiss
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