An Abbreviated Family Dictionary

There are bits of family which defy description. I do not mean that metaphorically. They know you are trying and they will resist.


The cardboard square that starts a story. The open window that frames it. The hot water heater and the cold concrete floor.

And gets a card from  a  bastard  cant  love  wit  valence  mind  reflex  x  humors  again  agape  custody  really  backyard  to  rhinestone  reap  home  past  drama  neighbors  fall  constellation  yourself  field  judgment  appropriation  read  house  dignity  cataract  catch  declination  kindness  e  explanation  pine  thought  bedroom  obviously  expression  grievance  kiss  sewage  stuff  eye  fence  dream  name  intellect  nest  finger  forget  history  human  you  know  your  logic  mother  net  saccharine  survival  understanding  water  will
And contemplates  it  a  water