Family Ties

cousins

Elusive, like shadows in the water

Static electricity that hums just before it sparks

A vanishing point that disappears just beyond awareness


There’s an invisibility to it, this connection


A chain-reaction that builds as one after another after another

is born to women who are sisters, to women who are daughters

in a family creating its own legacy


Bonds illuminated by the blood they share

strengthened when challenged

enhanced when needed

nourished unapologetically


Deepened by years that crawl through experiences

collectively perceived as each is individually held


a gift, this alliance bequeathed by birth

a treasure. each defining my

past, present, and future





photo: mine

prompt: Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie writing prompt #213

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  1. Hi 🙂 thanks for working this writing prompt (I’m stepping in for Yves because she’s mostly away for now) – and I wanted to let you know you’ve done a wonderful job expressing yourself here. You take us on a journey and clearly, your dynamics in family is a blessing 🙂

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