words, pictures

words and pictures
jitterbug
with emotional
nuances daintily
unlike a kitty
pawing ball
of twine
..
heavy in form
notwithstanding
mind has learnt
art of quietude
akin to a pet dog
eating cookies
surreptitiously
..
lung power is not
what it once was
youngest child
lustily shouting
chasing indifferent
older stand-offish
siblings
..
nieces say
I look like
their mother
Strangers
smile at me
for no reason
..
I see dad
In me
and sigh
Missing him so…
as I eagerly search
mom in my features
..
And I find I am like
her in every which way
except
in looks
And maybe that’s
the reason
..
I
continue
To quietly smile
broadly
usually ..as in
always
~

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