Family

zodiac signs on parchment

A traditional holiday table,

you might think,

with lights higgledy piggelty

on the front porch

and a bare Christmas tree

because the five year old cat

is still a kitten.

 

Grandparents, both children,

one grandson, one great grandson.

Two vegans, one low glycemic,

one vegetarian and an omnivore.

Three teetotalers, a wine epicurean,

a margarita aficionado,

plus the six year old.

 

One dying, one with a headache,

two bike riders,

one child with more energy

than five adults.

 

No presents.  Who has money

for obligation?  Santa filled stockings.

One atheist, no two. One pondering.

One pagan.  Two Scorpio ascendants,

a double Cancer, a double Gemini,

the Aquarian and grandmother Capricorn.

 

Family.

 

C.J. Prince

©2016

 

6 comments

  1. susanissima · April 3, 2016

    What a potpourri of a family, beautifully captured in your poem, poet.

  2. susanissima · April 4, 2016

    May I share this one, and others on the RWB NaPoWriMo community FB page, Cj? We have a sweet little group and I know they would love to read your poems this month.

    • cjprinceauthor · April 4, 2016

      I am honored to have you share any poem. They’re written to be read. Love.

      • susanissima · April 5, 2016

        Thank you, Cj. I just shared “Family” with RWB NaPoWriMo on FB.

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