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family, on love

October 11, 2015

Joy taught me to park
Caleb steeped me in the art of making tea
Joshua lives excellently
Aunty Merle does all things well

Nat drilled me to say sorry in spite of my pride,
and that conflict can be faced
Daddy inspires with his integrity
Mommy with her prayers

But you, you with your quiet love and strong protection,
always patient, so affectionate,
Discovering you hunched over my French forms
filling the blanks on my behalf
Has undone me completely.

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One Response to “family, on love”

  1. debloone Says:

    :’) this is so beautifully written


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