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Family is a well
Sunk in life-giving ground
Deep as night
Energy-full, a nexus
insinuating itself
through the earth beneath
connecting next door
Next year
Next of kin
sustaining
Through drought, pain, birth, death.

for dverse metaphors prompt of 9/26/19. For more metaphors, please go back one entry to the untitled set, written about my family, and forward one, which I wrote this morning about an old friend. #25 in 30 Poems for September, and part of the Family set.

8 thoughts on “Connections

  1. I like the central metaphor, but I also like the way you’ve built on it, giving hints that family isn’t just about kinship, and isn’t always necessarily nice (deep as night?), but sustains us.

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