Friday, January 27, 2017

A History


streams backwards
past parents
past grandparents
beyond our counting
beyond family trees
back to the early stories
that pass from voice to voice
that are smoothed by retelling
that grow by added details
by hands that hold them
and pass them on
stories that are bone told
that take up a home
deep in your marrow
stories that define
stories that are worn
beneath your clothes
stories that cling
whose contours
travel with you


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