Thanksgiving, 2009

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With seeming chaos in the kitchen,

a cacophony of sound and confusion,

and four children still learning

about volume control with their voices,

my brother exercises his necessary strategy;

he is the LOUDEST by far!

 

In an inexplicable miracle of timing,

all the dishes prepared by many hands

make it to the crowded table,

almost impossibly, at the same time!

 

“I don’t like turkey.”

“I only want to eat dessert.”

“What’s this red jiggly stuff, Mom?”

Somehow, everyone eats their fill

 

Through the clamor of conversation,

and the pass the “this” and pass the “that”,

Belle, the family’s rescued dog, wanders

through a forest of legs and feet

 

Enjoying her own version of the holiday

Thankful for the frequent charity of cuisine

abandoned to her floor level kingdom

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penguin

Mon 7th Nov 2022 13:45

Very nice. These two lines are pretty much saying the same thing, though.
In an inexplicable miracle of timing,
almost impossibly, at the same time!

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Mon 7th Nov 2022 13:37

"...a cacophony of sound and confusion,

and four children still learning

about volume control with their voices,

my brother exercises his necessary strategy;

he is the LOUDEST by far!"

I love it, I wouldn't have it any other way.

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Bethany Sallis

Mon 7th Nov 2022 11:45

Very much enjoyed this piece Mike, thank you!

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 6th Nov 2022 15:29

I love the warmth of this, Mike. Belle is a fine name for a rescued dog - we have the same.

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