I wrote this poem a number of years ago, thinking about how we reflect those family ties that connect and bind us to each other.  While I never met my grandparents, they were vivid in my mind thanks to the wonderful great aunts and uncles that I did get to meet.  

Kinship Shows

On the sofa
sit Kathy and Eleanor

Their interacting
politely argumentative,
reveals individuality,
yet points up similarities:
beauty shop hair
ironed print dresses
vocal inflections 
shared blindness.

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