We can line up by height
hair color, drawing skill
gender. Or skin tone
hair length, introversion
age. And if, with five
there is a shifting center
in this whirling life-game
it is only that these heartstrings
aren’t meant to be tethers
but they vibrate with sympathy

A kind of family portrait poem for NaPoWriMo Day 2.

17 thoughts on “Family/Harmonic”

    1. I appreciate that so much–I just sat and stared at this prompt for a long time, thinking very literally and that it just wasn’t going to work for me…sometimes I’m just afraid to dive into family things because that’s where all the emotions live.

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    1. That first part was the idea that I worked a few dozen ways over about three pages of notebook…ugh. (So I’m glad you liked it! πŸ™‚ )

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