Fragile: Teen Family Life

School year unfolds
So many checks to write
For teens, so up and coming
So engaged, yet also
Unwieldy, impossible to herd
Difficult to please.
Clubs, lacrosse, Speech and Debate.
Parent meetings in
Acoustically punishing Great rooms.

Amongst unfamiliar faces
Rosy with multiplied body heat,
Excitement,
I focus on the spread.
Tired lettuce and cheese filled pitas
Cardboard chicken salad croissants
But all the dolmadas, olives and feta
One can eat.
Paradise.

Sitting alone, deafened,
Watermelon plate piled high
Teetering with luscious
end of season slices,
Intrigues.
How will I enjoy
Without upturning the
Fragile triangulated balance
Creating magnificent chaos?

Fragile

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