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…