Sunday, July 3, 2016

stumbling across the past

a family photo
a teenage girl with braces
beautiful even with her reluctant expression
that teenage girls wear
and the teenage son, as usual draping
himself over his mother
she has both her arms around him
probably to keep him from wiggling
too much for the photograph
she looks content holding her son,
her daugher's head resting on her shoulder
there is no mother who is not
content with a child on each
side of her, no matter
how hard her life.

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