Tagged: family

when making pizza

when making pizza
becomes a family affair,
all hands are on deck

to keep everyone’s favorite
ingredients from slipping
.
20201226:1557
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christmas morning is

no one belongs to

no one belongs to
no one else – we recognize
this in loss, pain, in

separation two days before
christmas in a pandemic
.
20201223:1450
y

curry is the first

curry is the first
recipe you need to take
away with you to

college – forget ramen, mac
and cheese, bring the potatoes
.
20201222:1046
y

we’ve been here before –

we’ve been here before –
six days before christmas and
not yet home – somehow,

it feels different, homeward bound
plays in the distance, with teeth
.
20201219:1050
y

the very edges

the very edges
of holidays often arrive
tattered and torn, we

anticipate this and keep
ourselves in good company
.
20201218:2120
y

mom and dad shuttle

mom and dad shuttle
the loom back and forth across the
fabric of our youth,

adolescence, adulthood – a
selvage against unravelings
.
20201215:1922
y

squeezed between cultures

perhaps nothing good

perhaps nothing good
ever comes from an over-
seas phone call – the same

immigrant stories – reasons
to come home, reasons to stay
.
20201209:2351
y

one less meal, countless