Friday, August 26, 2011

Summer: bah humbug!

Since she turned fifty…

no more family get-together events;

no endless picnics on hazy summer days.

That’s what she missed

since the family dispersed;

since the elders passed away;

since the family cottage was sold…

the connections disconnected.

Cousins spread across the country

disappeared across the continents.

She’d need age enhanced drawings

to recognize innumerable cousins

let alone their numerous offspring.

Who amongst the clan envisioned

this when they splashed their way

from June to September daring each other

to one more swim with teeth chattering and blue lips…


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