Family Ties

Reposting a poem from 2017 for today’s OctPoWriMo prompt – Mother May I


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, OctPoWriMo Day 15

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