Tagged: family

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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there will always be

there will always be
a small number of locks for
which you lose the keys –

it is that way with you, there
is no inclination to search
.
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salt, peanut, oil, and

salt, peanut, oil, and
a pair of chopsticks to taste –
mom making memories
.
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all-purpose flour,

all-purpose flour,
water, a pinch of salt, and
some muscle – let’s not

forget that it’s the muscle
that pulls us altogether
.
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it’s true, we are all-

it’s true, we are all-
together home, taking our
places, playing our

roles in the noodle-making
and eating continuum
.
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my six aunts and

my six aunts and
uncle gather around
grandma’s hospital
bed, allowing
the performance of
procedure to overtake the
art of living.
Their hands
are collectively
tied in the pursuit
of individual
blamelessness.

grandma looks
on, one against
six, a tube down
her throat, mindful
of cumulative losses.

as in every
situation, time
flexes its
muscles, taunting us
to hold on or let go
while duty,
devotion, and rivalry
measure us for both
.
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i get anxious when