Family Quilt – from She Too

For my family
(on my parents anniversary, which I now call Family Day.)

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Family Quilt

Delaina J. Miller

A constant
refreshing
tender
loud roar
of dysfunction
that functions.

Death
rips out seams
a calico quilt
left in tatters.

Marriages,
children,
grandchildren
nieces and nephews
patch the holes
to keep bitter cold
from settling in our hearts.

Heartaches
and triumphs together;
a golden thread
to stitch, strengthen
and bind our lives
into a definable whole

we call family.

©Delaina J. Miller 2014

Family Quilt is taken from She Too: Four Voices in (Almost) Harmony.

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