Tagged: family

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

dragons find their way

on the first day of

on the first day of
spring, you
returned to us,
suddenly
fatherless. there
are parts of us
that will dance
around recognizing
parts of you
because no one
wants to claim
a familiarity
to loss
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