{gratitude: 11.25}

Thanksgiving, 2021: first time in my parents house since March 2020. First time sharing a meal with my entire family since January, 2020. We’ve had to be more careful, with my baby sister on the kidney transplant list and me with an autoimmune, and sometimes careful is tiresome. We took the risk to be together, and it felt like the right choice.


Circle is a wide word
The ‘c’s like opened arms
That corral all within them
To keep them safe from harm.
A word that hedges against night
That keeps us safely in the light.

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