Tag Archives: Family

Zero, One (OI)

Obnoxious was the attitude last night.And boring was the wish to disappear.The tone morose, the body language tight,one might assume there’s suffering. It’s clearthe teenager would rather not be nearthe family. Big deal. That’s no surprise.It’s not a disability or … Continue reading

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Nice Morning

Fatigued and travel-stressed, I rested welllast night and woke an hour late today.I had alone-time then, a pleasant spellof news and coffee, and I got to playthe solitaire I wished. I’d things to telland hear when she returned. A small … Continue reading

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Theorizing

I wrong her when I say she shut me downthe days I tried to tell her how I felt.What hurt was her disdain – that sour frownand “Can it!” never made my passion melt.But now I see distinction – there … Continue reading

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Constraint & Complaint

Outrageous is the way the parent ravedwhen Grandma’s offering was overheard.The father sought to rule how all behavedwhile abdicating care – it was absurd.Preposterous and futile his attemptto dictate from a couch or easy chair.He had no interest how his … Continue reading

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They Cannot Guess

They cannot guess, because I love them so,their company can tire and depressmy spirit. I’m aware of that, althoughthey cannot guess. Sometimes the time with them is full of stress.I think they’ll learn that when their children grow –they’ll love … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Art

The artist worked in watercolor ona pastel-rendered outline of balloon.He used his favorite hue for what was drawn,and backed it with good contrast. Afternoonwas picked to showcase artwork that would soonbe moved to home to quickly disappear.So I’ll preserve his … Continue reading

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Relenting

The shingled structure wears a charcoal stain,appearing almost black (or uber gray).But when the sunshine lights each window pane,the way it did at 3 p.m. today,it wears a face of silver. That displayexamples how appearance varies so.My fondest enemy has … Continue reading

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Negative Energy

I must conclude she likes to feel annoyed,who always seeks a reason to complain.I’ve never seen her visage overjoyed.Her attitudes exhibit her disdain,impatience, criticism, and a voidof interest in another: like her braincomprises avenues of malcontent,that power her to everyday … Continue reading

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A Few Cherished Hours

I haven’t had the time to write a poemthe last two days, with all the doing here.The solitude and silence of my homeis missing in this loving atmosphere.There’s conversation to be had – it’s clearwe want to cook the meals … Continue reading

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Travel

It’s never been unmitigated funto travel to or with my family.That’s not because of them or anyoneoutside myself – the issue is with me.I’ve always loved my time alone. I shun,as far as I recall, all company.Except (and here’s the … Continue reading

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